Luchinsky, D. G. and Maier, R. S. and Mannella, R. and McClintock, Peter V. E. and Stein, D. L. (1997) Experiments on critical phenomena in a noisy exit problem. Physical Review Letters, 79 (11). pp. 3109-3112. ISSN 1079-7114Full text not available from this repository.
We consider a noise-driven exit from a domain of attraction in a two-dimensional bistable system lacking detailed balance. Through analog and digital stochastic simulations, we find a theoretically predicted bifurcation of the most probable exit path as the parameters of the system are changed, and a corresponding nonanalyticity of the generalized activation energy. We also investigate the extent to which the bifurcation is related to the local breaking of time-reversal invariance.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Physical Review Letters|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics|
Faculty of Science and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
|Deposited By:||Professor P. V. E. McClintock|
|Deposited On:||09 Mar 2010 09:19|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 17:05|
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