High-precision work distributions for extreme nonequilibrium processes in large systems.

@article{Hartmann2014HighprecisionWD,
  title={High-precision work distributions for extreme nonequilibrium processes in large systems.},
  author={Alexander K Hartmann},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  year={2014},
  volume={89 5},
  pages={052103}
}
The distributions of work for strongly nonequilibrium processes are studied using a very general form of a large-deviation approach, which allows one to study distributions down to extremely small probabilities of almost arbitrary quantities of interest for equilibrium, nonequilibrium stationary, and even nonstationary processes. The method is applied to quickly vary the external field in a wide range B = 3 ↔ 0 for a critical (T = 2.269) two-dimensional Ising system of size L × L = 128 × 128… CONTINUE READING