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photon gas

[′fō‚tän ‚gas]
(statistical mechanics)
An electromagnetic field treated as a collection of photons; it behaves as any other collection of bosons, except that the particles are emitted or absorbed without restriction on their number.
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For example, in [3, 28], Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution functions are used to calculate the thermodynamics of photon gas. Reference [3] is based on model 1.
We must note that Camacho and Macias [30] have already visited the thermodynamics of photon gas within this model.
Thermodynamics of Photon Gas with Deformed Dispersion Relation in Model 1
The frequency distribution of the zero point energy is then reconsidered in Section 5, the cosmic equilibrium of a zero point energy photon gas is elaborated in Section 6, and the acceleration of the expansion is estimated in Section 7.
6 Equilibrium of a photon gas in its gravitational field
In a gas cloud of photons of zero point energy, there is an antigravity force due to the photon gas pressure gradient, and a gravitation force due to the intrinsic mass of the same photons as determined by the total energy according to Einstein's mass-energy relation.
Thermodynamics of photon gas has been investigated explicitly within the Magueijo-Smolin Lorentz invariant DSR model [24].
Photon Gas Thermodynamics in Noncommutative Spacetime
The only difference is that we are going to employ Bose-Einstein distribution function to solve the partition function for photon gas. As photons are spin-one massless quantum particles, it is mandatory to use Bose-Einstein distribution.
When subjecting local energy conservation in a Friedmann-Lemaitre-Robertson-Walker (FLRW) universe to this equation of state the numerical temperature (T)-redshift (z) relation (T(z)) of the CMB follows; see Figure 1 [27, 28], where a comparison with the conventional U(1) photon gas is shown.
We consider two cases: ideal gas and photon gas. It is worth mentioning that a different version of GUP has been studied with ideal gas in [46, 47].
Using the partition functions, we determine all thermodynamical properties of the photon gas. Entropy and internal energy density, respectively, are as follows: