Home > Research > Publications & Outputs > Experiments on critical phenomena in a noisy ex...

Electronic data

Text available via DOI:

View graph of relations

Experiments on critical phenomena in a noisy exit problem.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Published
Close
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1997
<mark>Journal</mark>Physical Review Letters
Issue number11
Volume79
Number of pages4
Pages (from-to)3109-3112
<mark>State</mark>Published
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

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.