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Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2009 Sep;80(3 Pt 1):031134. Epub 2009 Sep 23.

Thermal breakage of a discrete one-dimensional string.

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Physics Department, Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford University, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PU, United Kingdom. c.lee1@physics.ox.ac.uk

Abstract

We study the thermal breakage of a discrete one-dimensional string, with open and fixed ends, in the heavily damped regime. Basing our analysis on the multidimensional Kramers escape theory, we are able to make analytical predictions on the mean breakage rate and on the breakage propensity with respect to the breakage location on the string. We then support our predictions with numerical simulations.

PMID:
19905089
DOI:
10.1103/PhysRevE.80.031134
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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