Current fluctuations in nonequilibrium discontinuous phase transitions.

  title={Current fluctuations in nonequilibrium discontinuous phase transitions.},
  author={Carlos E. Fiore and Pedro E. Harunari and C. E. Fern'andez Noa and Gabriel T. Landi},
  journal={Physical review. E},
  volume={104 6-1},
Discontinuous phase transitions out of equilibrium can be characterized by the behavior of macroscopic stochastic currents. But while much is known about the average current, the situation is much less understood for higher statistics. In this paper, we address the consequences of the diverging metastability lifetime-a hallmark of discontinuous transitions-in the fluctuations of arbitrary thermodynamic currents, including the entropy production. In particular, we center our discussion on the… 

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