We present a review of the chaotic hypothesis and discuss its applications to intermittency in statistical mechanics and fluid mechanics proposing a quantitative definition. Entropy creation rate is interpreted in terms of certain intermittency phenomena. An attempt to a theory of the experiment of Ciliberto--Laroche on the fluctuation law is presented.
Non equilibrium in statistical and fluid mechanics. Ensembles and their equivalence. Entropy driven intermittency / Gallavotti, Giovanni. - In: JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS. - ISSN 0022-2488. - STAMPA. - 41:(2000), pp. 4061-4081. [10.1063/1.533335]