thermal equilibrium


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thermal equilibrium

A condition in which two substances exist at the same temperature and in which heat transfer is therefore in a steady state.
See also: equilibrium
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Also, for this entropy, the condition for thermal equilibrium has been satisfied in case of Renyi entropy at apparent horizon (Figure 6).
iv.lt will take a long time (thousands of years) for the Earth to reach thermal equilibrium following increases in CO2 levels.
As our preliminary calculations showed, the thermal equilibrium begins after 15-20 s, but at lower temperature (160-180 [degrees]C).
* S1 -- Continuous duty rating: Constant load with duration long enough for motor to reach thermal equilibrium.
In Turton's experiments, the time for the particle charge to mix into the bed was approximately 4 s, which was slightly longer than the time it took the particle charge to come to thermal equilibrium.
These infrared images were taken after 15 minutes, long enough for thermal equilibrium to occur.
Keywords: Shade potential, thermal equilibrium, water quality, water temperature
The peaches in this experiment were harvested, placed into a bath of ice and water for approximately 25 minutes, and then placed into an environmental chamber set to either 0 [degrees] or 4.4 [degrees] C and allowed to reach thermal equilibrium. These peaches were used to test for vibration and impact damage then were dissected.
Non-equilibrium systems exchange energy and matter with their environment, maintaining themselves for some period of time in a `state far from thermal equilibrium' and at a locally reduced entropy state.
Thermal equilibrium is not required for an accurate measurement, reducing measurement times to about five minutes.
A software package, ASTEK for the Analysis and Simulation of Thermal Equilibrium and Kinetics of gases on surfaces, based on our approach, is available commercially and is routinely used by many surface science groups worldwide [4].
"I played around with various ideas, and it eventually sank into my mind that no mechanism based on a thermal equilibrium distribution of energy was going to explain this," Leggett recalls.

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