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Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 85, Issue 1–2, pp 125–135 | Cite as

The prefactor in the expression of the decay rate of a metastable state

  • Yu. N. Ovchinnikov
  • I. M. Sigal
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Abstract

We compute the prefactor for the decay rate of a metastable state in dissipative systems. The result, for small values of viscosity, is given in terms of integrals over an extremal trajectory.

Keywords

Viscosity Decay Rate Magnetic Material Metastable State Dissipative System 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yu. N. Ovchinnikov
    • 1
  • I. M. Sigal
    • 2
  1. 1.L. D. Landau Institute for Theoretical PhysicsThe Academy of Sciences of the USSRUSSR
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics University of TorontoTorontoCanada

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