Criticality of tuning in athermal phase transitions.

  title={Criticality of tuning in athermal phase transitions.},
  author={U. Chandni and Arindam Ghosh and H. S. Vijaya and Subburaman Mohan},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={102 2},
We experimentally address the importance of tuning in athermal phase transitions, which are triggered only by a slowly varying external field acting as tuning parameter. Using higher order statistics of fluctuations, evidence consistent with the existence a singular critical instability is detected, in spite of an apparent universal self-similar kinetics over a broad range of driving force. The results as well as the experimental technique are likely to be of significance to many slowly driven… 

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