Brazilian Journal of Probability and Statistics

Exit time for a reaction diffusion model: Case of a one well potential

Adrian Hinojosa

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We consider a interacting particle system, the Glauber $+$ Kawasaki model. This model is the result of the combination of a fast stirring, the Kawasaki part, and a spin flip process, the Glauber part. This process has a Reaction–Diffusion equation as hydrodynamic limit, as is proven by De Masi and Presutti (Mathematical Methods for Hydrodynamic Limits (1991) Springer). The ergodicity of these dynamics (one well potential) was proven in Brasseco et al. (Amer. Math. Soc. Transl. Ser. 2 198 (2000) 37–49), for any dimension. In this article, we prove the asymptotic exponentiality for certain exit time from a subset of the basin of attraction of the well.

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Braz. J. Probab. Stat., Volume 32, Number 4 (2018), 783-794.

Received: August 2015
Accepted: April 2017
First available in Project Euclid: 17 August 2018

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Exit times interacting particle systems Glauber–Kawasaki dynamics reaction–diffusion equations hydrodynamic limits


Hinojosa, Adrian. Exit time for a reaction diffusion model: Case of a one well potential. Braz. J. Probab. Stat. 32 (2018), no. 4, 783--794. doi:10.1214/17-BJPS363.

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