Dynamical symmetry breaking and phase transitions in driven diffusive systems

Abstract : We study the probability distribution of a current flowing through a diffusive system connected to a pair of reservoirs at its two ends. Sufficient conditions for the occurrence of a host of possible phase transitions are derived. These transitions manifest themselves as singularities in the large deviation function, resulting in enhanced current fluctuations. Microscopic models which realize each of the scenarios are presented. Depending on the model, the singularity is associated either with a particle-hole symmetry breaking, which leads to a continuous transition, or in the absence of the symmetry with a first-order phase transition. An exact Landau theory which captures the different singular behaviors is derived.
Type de document :
Pré-publication, Document de travail
13 pages, 2 figures. 2016
Liste complète des métadonnées

https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-01372149
Contributeur : Vivien Lecomte <>
Soumis le : lundi 26 septembre 2016 - 22:21:06
Dernière modification le : jeudi 13 octobre 2016 - 15:59:06

Identifiants

  • HAL Id : hal-01372149, version 1
  • ARXIV : 1609.06732

Collections

UPMC | USPC | PMA

Citation

Yongjoo Baek, Yariv Kafri, Vivien Lecomte. Dynamical symmetry breaking and phase transitions in driven diffusive systems. 13 pages, 2 figures. 2016. <hal-01372149>

Partager

Métriques

Consultations de la notice

41