# Metastable transitions in inertial Langevin systems: What can be different from the overdamped case?

@article{Souza2018MetastableTI, title={Metastable transitions in inertial Langevin systems: What can be different from the overdamped case?}, author={Andr'e M. C. Souza and Molei Tao}, journal={European Journal of Applied Mathematics}, year={2018}, volume={30}, pages={830 - 852} }

Metastable transitions in Langevin dynamics can exhibit rich behaviours that are markedly different from its overdamped limit. In addition to local alterations of the transition path geometry, more fundamental global changes may exist. For instance, when the dissipation is weak, heteroclinic connections that exist in the overdamped limit do not necessarily have a counterpart in the Langevin system, potentially leading to different transition rates. Furthermore, when the friction coefficient…

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