Physical Review E
Path thermodynamic formulation of nonequilibrium reactive systems is considered. It is shown through simple practical examples that this approach can lead to results that contradict well established thermodynamic properties of such systems. Rigorous mathematical analysis confirming this fact is presented.
U.S. Department of Energy
Physics and Astronomy
M. Malek Mansour and Alejandro L. Garcia. "Validity of path thermodynamics in reactive systems" Physical Review E (2020). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.101.052135