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Kramers' formula for chemical reactions in the context of Wasserstein gradient flows

Authors
  • Herrmann, Michael
  • Niethammer, Barbara
Type
Published Article
Publication Date
Nov 05, 2010
Submission Date
Aug 21, 2010
Identifiers
arXiv ID: 1008.3658
Source
arXiv
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Abstract

We derive Kramers' formula as singular limit of the Fokker-Planck equation with double-well potential. The convergence proof is based on the Rayleigh principle of the underlying Wasserstein gradient structure and complements a recent result by Peletier, Savar\'e and Veneroni.

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