### Abstract

We consider a heat conduction model introduced by Collet and Eckmann (2009 Commun. Math. Phys. 287 1015-38). This is an open system in which particles exchange momentum with a row of (fixed) scatterers. We assume simplified bath conditions throughout, and give a qualitative description of the dynamics extrapolating from the case of a single particle for which we have a fairly clear understanding. The main phenomenon discussed is freezing, or the slowing down of particles with time. As particle number is conserved, this means fewer collisions per unit time, and less contact with the baths; in other words, the conductor becomes less effective. Careful numerical documentation of freezing is provided, and a theoretical explanation is proposed. Freezing being an extremely slow process; however, the system behaves as though it is in a steady state for long durations. Quantities such as energy and fluxes are studied, and are found to have curious relationships with particle density.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 207-226 |

Number of pages | 20 |

Journal | Nonlinearity |

Volume | 24 |

Issue number | 1 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Jan 2011 |

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- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

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*Nonlinearity*,

*24*(1), 207-226. https://doi.org/10.1088/0951-7715/24/1/010

**Rattling and freezing in a 1D transport model.** / Eckmann, Jean Pierre; Young, Lai-Sang.

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*Nonlinearity*, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 207-226. https://doi.org/10.1088/0951-7715/24/1/010

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