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The Kramers problem: beyond quasi-stationarity

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2000
<mark>Journal</mark>AIP Conference Proceedings
Volume502
Number of pages6
Pages60-65
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

Noise-induced escape from a metastable potential is considered on time-scales preceding the formation of quasi-equilibrium within the metastable part of the potential. It is shown that the escape flux may then depend exponentially strongly, and in a complicated manner, on time and friction.

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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/10.1063/1.1302367 Proceedings of the Conference on Stochastic and Chaotic Dynamics (STOCHAOS), Ambleside, August, 1999.