The escape of Brownian motion through a narrow absorbing window in an otherwise reflecting boundary of a domain is a rare event. In the presence of a deep potential well, there are two long time scales, the mean escape time from the well and the mean time to reach the absorbing window. We derive a generalized Kramers formula for the mean escape time through the narrow window.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics|
|State||Published - Aug 11 2006|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Statistics and Probability
- Condensed Matter Physics