Some Novel Features of Nonequilibrium Systems

  • Mark I. Dykman
  • Mark M. Millonas
  • Vadim N. Smelyanskiy
Part of the Institute for Nonlinear Science book series (INLS)


In this chapter, we explore two novel features of nonequilibrium systems—fluctuation-induced transport and the formation and significance of nonequilibrium singularities. These phenomena are excellent examples of some of the interesting things that can happen in fluctuating nonequilibrium systems. They also serve as reminders that much of our intuition about noise formed from an understanding of equilibrium systems can leave us unprepared for the variety and complexity of nonequilibrium phenomena.


Saddle Point Optimal Path Basin Boundary Nonequilibrium System Lagrangian Manifold 
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  • Mark I. Dykman
  • Mark M. Millonas
  • Vadim N. Smelyanskiy

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