Table of Contents
Journal of Thermodynamics
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 952343, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/952343
Research Article

Symmetry Properties of Reciprocity Relations and Conditions for Minimum Entropy Production Law (In)validity

Department of Physics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication, Brno University of Technology, Technicka 8, 616 00 Brno, Czech Republic

Received 26 September 2014; Revised 9 February 2015; Accepted 9 February 2015

Academic Editor: Felix Sharipov

Copyright © 2015 Marian Štrunc and Milena Kheilová. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Consequences of symmetry properties of the phenomenological kinetic coefficients in Onsager-Casimir reciprocity relations for the minimum entropy production law validity are studied. The usually accepted symmetry requirement of the all cross kinetic coefficients for the validity of this law is found to be too strict.