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nonequilibrium

(ˌnɒnˌiːkwɪˈlɪbrɪəm)
n
(Biology) biology a state in which the rate of increase is not equal to the rate of decrease
adj
relating to a lack of equilibrium
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In summary, EIT is not only a conceptually interesting theory, with contributions to such basic questions as the form of the entropy and temperature in nonequilibrium states and the formulation of the second law in far-from-equilibrium situations, but it is also able to describe sophisticated experiments at micro- and nanoscales.
The role of transient dynamics seems to be a key point for a better understanding of nonequilibrium behavior in communities dynamic.
This approach relies on the linear relationship between the logarithms of gene flow and spatial distance observed by Slatkin (1993) in both analytical and simulation-based examinations of isolation by distance in equilibrium and nonequilibrium populations.
Calcia-based sorbents have been injected near the exit of the primary zone to capture the sulfur based on nonequilibrium capture; the spent sotbent is removed with the slag in the impact separator or cyclone separator.
Such cusps have actually been seen on crystal surfaces, but metallurgists have usually interpreted them as the result of defects or nonequilibrium crystal growth.
Finally, the chapters are selected to cover a combination of purely fundamental problems, such as the nature of the all-important interface and the theory of scattering under nonequilibrium, along with issues of practical application, such as heating and heat dissipation in nanojunctions, and the prospect of stable, silicon-based molecular electronics.
Weakly interacting polaritons constitute a rich system for studying nonequilibrium condensation and superfluidity.
Chemical thermodynamics; with examples for nonequilibrium processes.
The above observation suggests nonequilibrium miscibility in all systems and compositions under study.
Nonequilibrium statistical physics; linear irreversible processes.
Thus, patterns of productivity in tallgrass prairie are best explained within the context of a nonequilibrium system where the relative limitations of N, energy, and water vary across multiple scales in both space and time (Seastedt and Knapp 1993).
Lack of concordance between genetic divergence and distance indicates nonequilibrium conditions that could possibly result from historical perturbations (Slatkin 1993).