Thermal decay of a metastable state: Exact solution

M. Gitterman

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Exact solutions are obtained for the thermal decay of a metastable state for two different forms of the potential and for uniform and localized boundary conditions by using the Laplace transform method. The exact inverse Laplace transforms are found for a symmetric case, and the results are compared with other calculations and with the Kramers rate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2003


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