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We discuss and expand a new approach to the thermodynamics of scalar-tensor gravity and its diffusion toward general relativity (seen as an equilibrium state) proposed in a previous paper [Phys. Rev. D 103, L121501 (2021), upon which we build. We describe scalar-tensor gravity as an effective dissipative fluid and apply Eckart's first order thermodynamics to it, obtaining explicitly effective quantities such as heat flux, "temperature of gravity," viscosities, entropy density, plus an equation describing the "diffusion" to Einstein gravity. These quantities, still missing in the usual thermodynamics of spacetime, are obtained with minimal assumptions. Furthermore, we examine certain exact solutions of scalar-tensor gravity to test the proposed formalism and gain some physical insight on the "approach to equilibrium" for this class of theories. Show more
Journal / seriesPhysical Review D
PublisherAMER PHYSICAL SOC
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