A phase transition in a system driven by coloured noise

Arrayas, M. and Dykman, Mark and Mannella, R. and McClintock, Peter V. E. and Stein, N. D. (2000) A phase transition in a system driven by coloured noise. AIP Conference Proceedings, 502. pp. 42-47. ISSN 0094-243X

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Abstract

For a system driven by coloured noise, we investigate the activation energy of escape, and the dynamics during the escape. We have performed analogue experiments to measure the change in activation energy as the power spectrum of the noise varies. An adiabatic approach based on path integral theory allows us to calculate analytically the critical value at which a phase transition in the activation energy occurs.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: AIP Conference Proceedings
Additional Information: Copyright 2000 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in AIP Conference Proceedings, 502, 2000 and may be found at http://scitation.aip.org/content/aip/proceeding/aipcp/10.1063/1.1302364 Proceedings of the Conference on Stochastic and Chaotic Dynamics (STOCHAOS), Ambleside, August, 1999.
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 31946
Deposited By: Professor P. V. E. McClintock
Deposited On: 08 Mar 2010 13:03
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2019 00:56
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/31946

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