Nonstationary Brownian motion in a bistable potential

Vitaly A. Shneidman

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We consider Brownian motion of a classical noninertial particle in a double-well potential with a high separation barrier. We obtain asymptotically exact expressions for Laplace images of the distribution function and reconstruct its time dependence under various initial conditions concerning decay problems for unstable and metastable states.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-278
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters A
Issue number6-7
StatePublished - Jan 22 1990
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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