Nickelsen, D and Engel, A (2012) Asymptotic work distributions in driven bistable systems. Physica Scripta, 86 (5). 058503. ISSN 0031-8949

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The asymptotic tails of the probability distributions of thermodynamic quantities convey important information about the physics of nanoscopic systems driven out of equilibrium. We apply a recently proposed method to analytically determine the asymptotics of work distributions in Langevin systems to an one-dimensional model of single-molecule force spectroscopy. The results are in excellent agreement with numerical simulations, even in the centre of the distributions. We compare our findings with a recent proposal for an universal form of the asymptotics of work distributions in single-molecule experiments.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Science and mathematics > Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Mathematics and Science > Institute of Physics (IfP)
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2014 10:45
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2014 10:45
URN: urn:nbn:de:gbv:715-oops-18466
DOI: doi:10.1088/0031-8949/86/05/058503

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