Wave initiation through spatiotemporally controllable perturbations

J. Wolff, A. G. Papathanasiou, H. H. Rotermund, G. Ertl, M. A. Katsoulakis, X. Li, I. G. Kevrekidis

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Deterministic critical perturbations, capable of switching the surface from a spatially uniform, stable steady state X1 to a different X2, were examined. It was confirmed that such a study serve to test and validate theoretical predictions for optimal switching paths and rare event rates obtained through large deviation techniques and dynamic programming.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number148301
Pages (from-to)148301/1-148301/4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number14
StatePublished - Apr 11 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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