Linear Instability Mechanisms of Noise-Induced Phase Transitions

  • Marta Ibañes
  • Jordi García-Ojalvo
  • Raúl Toral
  • José M. Sancho
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 557)


We review the role of linear instabilities on phase transition processes induced by external spatiotemporal noise. In particular, we present a detailed linear stability analysis of a standard Ginzburg-Landau model with multiplicative noise. The results show the well-known constructive role of fluctuations in this case. The analysis is performed for both non-conserved and conserved dynamics, corresponding to order-disorder and phase separation transitions, respectively.


Structure Function Transition Point Linear Stability Analysis Multiplicative Noise External Noise 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marta Ibañes
    • 1
  • Jordi García-Ojalvo
    • 2
  • Raúl Toral
    • 3
  • José M. Sancho
    • 1
  1. 1.Departament d'Estructura i Constituents de la Matè BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Departament de Física i Enginyeria NuclearUniv. Politècnica de CatalunyaTerrassaSpain
  3. 3.Departament de FísicaUniv. de les Illes Balears, and Instituto Mediterráneo de Estudios Avanzados (IMEDEA)Palma de MallorcaSpain

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