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Conclusions

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Abstract

In this thesis, we first of all reviewed the main properties of granular and active matter, underlining remarkable similarities between their physical behavior. The properties of their individual and collective motion have been analyzed in the framework of nonequilibrium statistical mechanics. Experiments and simulations suggested us a specularity between granular and active particles, especially because of the continuous energy exchanges driving the systems out of equilibrium and leading to the observed collective motion.

Keywords

Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics Homogeneous Cooling State Macroscopic Fluctuation Theory Averaged Hydrodynamic Equations Local Equilibrium Approximation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of SapienzaRomeItaly

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