Switching rates of multistep reactions

Carlos Escudero, Alex Kamenev

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Abstract

We consider the switching rate of a metastable reaction scheme, which includes reactions with arbitrary steps, e.g., kA (k+r) A (both forward and reverse reaction steps are allowed to happen). Employing a WKB approximation, controlled by a large system size, we evaluate both the exponent and the preexponential factor for the rate. The results are illustrated on a number of examples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number041149
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Volume79
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2009

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