Stochastic cycle selection in active flow networks

  title={Stochastic cycle selection in active flow networks},
  author={Francis G. Woodhouse and Aden Forrow and Joanna B. Fawcett and J{\"o}rn Dunkel},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  pages={8200 - 8205}
Significance Nature often uses interlinked networks to transport matter or information. In many cases, the physical or virtual flows between network nodes are actively driven, consuming energy to achieve transport along different links. However, there are currently very few elementary principles known to predict the behavior of this broad class of nonequilibrium systems. Our work develops a generic foundational understanding of mass-conserving active flow networks. By merging previously… 

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