Additive and multiplicative noise driven systems in 1+1 dimensions: Waiting time extraction of nucleation rates - art. no. 105015

Citation
S. Seunarine et Dw. Mckay, Additive and multiplicative noise driven systems in 1+1 dimensions: Waiting time extraction of nucleation rates - art. no. 105015, PHYS REV D, 6410(10), 2001, pp. 5015
Citations number
33
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physics
Journal title
PHYSICAL REVIEW D
ISSN journal
0556-2821 → ACNP
Volume
6410
Issue
10
Year of publication
2001
Database
ISI
SICI code
0556-2821(20011115)6410:10<5015:AAMNDS>2.0.ZU;2-Z
Abstract
We study the rate of true vacuum bubble nucleation numerically for a phi (4 ) field system coupled to a source, of thermal noise. We compare in detail the cases of additive and multiplicative noise. We pay special attention to the choice of initial field configuration, showing the advantages of a ver sion of the quenching technique. We advocate a new method of extracting the nucleation time scale that employs the full distribution of nucleation tim es. Large data samples are needed to study the initial state configuration choice and to, extract nucleation times to good precision. The 1 + 1 dimens ional models afford large statistics samples in reasonable running times. W e find that for both additive and multiplicative models, nucleation time di stributions are well fit by a waiting time, or gamma, distribution for all parameters studied. The nucleation rates are a factor 3 or more slower for the multiplicative compared to the additive model with the same dimensionle ss parameter choices. Both cases lead to high confidence level linear fits of In tau vs T-1 plots, in agreement with semiclassical nucleation rate pre dictions.