Truncated Lévy distributions in an inelastic gas

R. Lambiotte, L. Brenig

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    We study a one-dimensional model for granular gases, the so-called inelastic Maxwell model. We show theoretically the existence of stationary solutions of the unforced case, that are characterized by an infinite average energy per particle. Moreover, we verify the quasi-stationarity of these states by performing numerical simulations with a finite number of particles, thereby highlighting truncated Lévy distributions for the velocities.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)309-313
    Number of pages5
    JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
    Issue number4-6
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Oct 2005


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