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Transient properties of a bistable kinetic model with quantum corrections


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The transient properties of a Brownian particle moving in a bistable system with quantum corrections are investigated. The Quantum Smoluchowski Equation (QSE) is fully valid for high temperatures; for low temperatures it is valid only in a restricted domain of the state space. The quantum effects in a bistable system stand out for low temperatures. Explicit expressions of the mean first-passage time (MFPT) are obtained by using a steepest-descent approximation. The quantum effects are against the particle moving towards the destination from its original position.










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1 - 6 - 2006
1 - 6 - 2006


  • School of Physics and Telecommunication Engineering, South China Normal University, 510006, GuangZhou, China
  • School of Physics and Telecommunication Engineering, South China Normal University, 510006, GuangZhou, China
  • Department of Physics, South China University of Technology, 510641, GuangZhou, China
  • Department of Physics, ZhongShan University, 510275, GuangZhou, China


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