Dynamics and Thermodynamics of Systems with Long-Range Interactions: An Introduction

  • Thierry Dauxois
  • Stefano Ruffo
  • Ennio Arimondo
  • Martin Wilkens
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 602)


We review theoretical results obtained recently in the framework of statistical mechanics to study systems with long-range forces. This fundamental and methodological study leads us to consider the different domains of applications in a trans-disciplinary perspective (astrophysics, nuclear physics, plasmas physics, metallic clusters, hydrodynamics,...) with a special emphasis on Bose-Einstein condensates.

The main issues discussed in this context are: non additivity, ensemble inequivalence, thermodynamic anomalies at phase transitions (e.g. negative specific heat), “convex intruders” in the entropy, non-extensive statistics and new entropies, coherent structures and self-consistent chaos, laser induced long-range interactions in cold atomic systems.


Black Hole Thermodynamic Limit Einstein Condensate Physical Review Letter Microcanonical Ensemble 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thierry Dauxois
    • 1
  • Stefano Ruffo
    • 2
  • Ennio Arimondo
    • 3
  • Martin Wilkens
    • 4
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physique, UMR CNRS 5672ENS LyonLyonFrance
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Energetica “S. Stecco”Università di FirenzeFirenzeItaly
  3. 3.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità degli Studi di PisaPisaItaly
  4. 4.Institut fuer PhysikUniversität PotsdamPotsdamGermany

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