Date: July 21, 2010
Creator: Aquino, Gerardo; Bologna, Mauro; Grigolini, Paolo & West, Bruce J.
Description: This article discusses linear response and 1/f optimal information transport. Article: Nonergodic renewal processes have recently been shown by several authors to be insensitive to periodic perturbations, thereby apparently sanctioning the death of linear response, a building block of nonequilibrium statistical physics. The authors show that it is possible to go beyond the "death of linear response" and establish a permanent correlation between an external stimulus and the response of a complex network generating nonergodic renewal processes, by taking as stimulus a similar nonergodic process. The ideal condition of 1/f noise corresponds to a singularity that is expected to be relevant in several experimental conditions.
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