Diffusive hysteresis at high and low driving frequencies

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The hysteresis loop area of a diffusive system in a sinusoidally driven potential is studied. Asymptotic expansions of the hysteresis loop area are constructed in the high and low driving frequency limits. Kramers' approximation is used to construct a simplified expansion in the limit of both low driving frequency and low temperature. The driving force is never assumed to be small.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2473-2477
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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