# Effective Temperature Dynamics in an Athermal Amorphous Plasticity Theory

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DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.77.051505
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Recent developments in the theory of amorphous plasticity point to the central role played by the concept of an effective disorder temperature $T_{eff}$. An athermal dynamics for $T_{eff}$ are proposed in the framework of a deformation theory and discussed in light of the recent steady state simulations by Haxton and Liu [Phys. Rev. Lett. {\bf 99}, 195701 (2007)]. The structure of the resulting theory, its parameters and transient dynamics are discussed and compared to available data.