Activated escape of driven systems

Dykman, M. I.; Khovanov, I. A.; Luchinsky, D. G.; Mannella, R.; McClintock, P. V. E.; Smelyanskiy, V. N.
March 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 511 Issue 1, p515
Academic Journal
The problem of activated escape in a far-from-equilibrium system is analyzed theoretically, numerically and by analogue electronic experiments. The process is shown to occur via optimal fluctuations that are well described, under diverse conditions, in terms of a new physical quantity, the logarithmic susceptibility (LS). © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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