Evaluation of free energy landscapes from manipulation experiments

  title={Evaluation of free energy landscapes from manipulation experiments},
  author={Alberto Imparato and Luca Peliti},
  journal={Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment},
  • A. Imparato, L. Peliti
  • Published 24 January 2006
  • Computer Science
  • Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment
A fluctuation relation, which is an extended form of the Jarzynski equality, is introduced and discussed. We show how to apply this relation in order to evaluate the free energy landscapes of simple systems. These systems are manipulated by varying the external field coupled with a systems' internal characteristic variable. Two different manipulation protocols are considered here: in the first case the external field is a linear function of time; in the second case it is a periodic function of… 
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