Reply to Comment on Negative temperature of vortex motion

V. Berdichevsky, I. Kunin, F. Hussain

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We respond to the main points in the preeeding Comment [D. Montgomery, Phys. Rev. A 44, 8437 (1991)], which are the following: (a) For spatially inhomogeneous configurations of point vortices in a box, negative temperature occurs and is not a paradox to be resolved. (b) A redefinition of temperature following early speculation of Gibbs does not shed light on the high-energy behavior of point vortices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8439-8440
Number of pages2
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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