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Experiments on critical phenomena in a noisy exit problem.

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 1079-7114

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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.

Item Type: Article
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
ID Code: 32050
Deposited By: Professor P. V. E. McClintock
Deposited On: 09 Mar 2010 09:19
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2015 14:24
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