Special Issue "Review Papers for Entropy"

A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300). This special issue belongs to the section "Entropy Reviews".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2020.

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Prof. Dr. Miguel Rubi
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University of Barcelona, Department of Condensed Matter Physics, Diagonal 647, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: non-equilibrium thermodynamics; non-equilibrium statistical physics; thermodynamics of small systems; heat exchange at the nanoscale; Casimir forces; diffusion in confined systems; small biological systems; non-equilibrium self-assembly
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Dear Colleague,

The main objective of this section is to publish review articles on topics of great current interest in which the concept of entropy plays a central role, and thus create a space where readers can find their most innovative ideas and applications. The concept of entropy developed in thermodynamics, statistics mechanics, and information theory has made a great impact on disciplines such as physics and physico-chemistry, engineering, biology, complex systems, and computer sciences in recent years. We are interested in receiving manuscripts that review theoretical, experimental, and computational studies on the topics included in such research areas.

Prof. Dr. Miguel Rubi
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Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Entropy is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

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How Incomputable Is Kolmogorov Complexity?
Entropy 2020, 22(4), 408; https://doi.org/10.3390/e22040408 - 03 Apr 2020
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Kolmogorov complexity is the length of the ultimately compressed version of a file (i.e., anything which can be put in a computer). Formally, it is the length of a shortest program from which the file can be reconstructed. We discuss the incomputability of [...] Read more.
Kolmogorov complexity is the length of the ultimately compressed version of a file (i.e., anything which can be put in a computer). Formally, it is the length of a shortest program from which the file can be reconstructed. We discuss the incomputability of Kolmogorov complexity, which formal loopholes this leaves us with, recent approaches to compute or approximate Kolmogorov complexity, which approaches are problematic, and which approaches are viable. Full article
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On the Evidence of Thermodynamic Self-Organization during Fatigue: A Review
Entropy 2020, 22(3), 372; https://doi.org/10.3390/e22030372 - 24 Mar 2020
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In this review paper, the evidence and application of thermodynamic self-organization are reviewed for metals typically with single crystals subjected to cyclic loading. The theory of self-organization in thermodynamic processes far from equilibrium is a cutting-edge theme for the development of a new [...] Read more.
In this review paper, the evidence and application of thermodynamic self-organization are reviewed for metals typically with single crystals subjected to cyclic loading. The theory of self-organization in thermodynamic processes far from equilibrium is a cutting-edge theme for the development of a new generation of materials. It could be interpreted as the formation of globally coherent patterns, configurations and orderliness through local interactivities by “cascade evolution of dissipative structures”. Non-equilibrium thermodynamics, entropy, and dissipative structures connected to self-organization phenomenon (patterning, orderliness) are briefly discussed. Some example evidences are reviewed in detail to show how thermodynamics self-organization can emerge from a non-equilibrium process; fatigue. Evidences including dislocation density evolution, stored energy, temperature, and acoustic signals can be considered as the signature of self-organization. Most of the attention is given to relate an analogy between persistent slip bands (PSBs) and self-organization in metals with single crystals. Some aspects of the stability of dislocations during fatigue of single crystals are discussed using the formulation of excess entropy generation. Full article
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Planned Papers

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Name: Kostas Kleidis
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Name: Shlomo Shamai(Shitz)
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