Theory of activated rate processes: Position dependent friction

Benny Carmeli*, Abraham Nitzan

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The non-markoffian generalization of Kramers' theory of activated rate processes is further generalized to the case of position dependent friction in the low-friction limit. A Smoluchowski equation for the action (or energy) of a particle moving in a potential under the influence of position dependent noise and damping Kernel is derived and is used to obtain the escape rate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)517-522
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - 9 Dec 1983


FundersFunder number
Commission for Basic Research of the Israel Academy of Science
US-Israel Biiation-al Science Foundation


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