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Experimental studies of the non-adiabatic escape problem.

Arrayas, M. and Khovanov, I. A. and Luchinsky, D. G. and Mannella, R. and McClintock, Peter V. E. and Greenall, M. and Sabbagh, H. (2000) Experimental studies of the non-adiabatic escape problem. In: Stochastic and Chaotic Dynamics in the Lakes. American Institute of Physics, Melville, NY, pp. 20-25. ISBN 1-56396-915-7

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    Noise-induced transitions between coexisting stable states of a periodically driven nonlinear oscillator have been investigated by means of analog experiments and numerical simulations in the nonadiabatic limit for a wide range of oscillator parameters. It is shown that, for over-damped motion, the field-induced corrections to the activation energy can be described quantitatively in terms of the logarithmic susceptibility (LS) and that the measured frequency dispersion of the corresponding corrections for a weakly damped nonlinear oscillator is in qualitative agreement with the theoretical prediction. Resonantly directed diffusion is observed in numerical simulations of a weakly damped oscillator. The possibility of extending the LS approach to encompass escape from the basin of attraction of a quasi-attractor is discussed.

    Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
    Additional Information: Proceedings of the Conference on Stochastic and Chaotic Dynamics (STOCHAOS), Ambleside, August, 1999.
    Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
    Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering
    ID Code: 31935
    Deposited By: Professor P. V. E. McClintock
    Deposited On: 08 Mar 2010 12:06
    Refereed?: No
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 07 Jan 2015 20:33
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