Relaxation times of non-Markovian processes.

Casademunt, J. and Mannella, R. and McClintock, Peter V. E. (1987) Relaxation times of non-Markovian processes. Physical review a, 35 (12). pp. 5183-5190. ISSN 1050-2947

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We consider a general class of non-Markovian processes defined by stochastic differential equations with Ornstein-Uhlenbeck noise. We present a general formalism to evaluate relaxation times associated with correlation functions in the steady state. This formalism is a generalization of a previous approach for Markovian processes. The theoretical results are shown to be in satisfactory agreement both with experimental data for a cubic bistable system and also with a computer simulation of the Stratonovich model. We comment on the dynamical role of the non-Markovianicity in different situations.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Physical review a
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/qc
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 32329
Deposited By: Professor P. V. E. McClintock
Deposited On: 23 Mar 2010 11:35
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2019 23:33

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