Experimental Quenching of Harmonic Stimuli: Universality of Linear Response Theory Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Experimental Quenching of Harmonic Stimuli: Universality of Linear Response Theory

Creator

  • Author: Allegrini, Paolo
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Università di Pisa
  • Author: Bologna, Mauro
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: University of North Texas; Universidad de Tarapacá-Casilla
  • Author: Fronzoni, Leone
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Università di Pisa and INFM CRS-SOFT
  • Author: Grigolini, Paolo
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: University of North Texas; Università di Pisa; Area della Ricerca di Pisa
  • Author: Silvestri, Ludovico
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Università di Pisa; University of Florence

Publisher

  • Name: American Physical Society
    Place of Publication: [College Park, Maryland]

Date

  • Creation: 2009-07-15

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: This article discusses experimental quenching of harmonic stimuli.
  • Physical Description: 4 p.

Subject

  • Keyword: linear response theory
  • Keyword: equilibriums
  • Keyword: harmonic stimuli

Source

  • Journal: Physical Review Letters, 2009, College Park: American Physical Society

Citation

  • Publication Title: Physical Review Letters
  • Volume: 103
  • Issue: 3
  • Peer Reviewed: True

Collection

  • Name: UNT Scholarly Works
    Code: UNTSW

Institution

  • Name: UNT College of Arts and Sciences
    Code: UNTCAS

Rights

  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Article

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.103.030602
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc40394

Degree

  • Academic Department: Physics
  • Academic Department: Center for Nonlinear Science

Note

  • Display Note: Copyright 2009 American Physical Society. The following article appeared in Physical Review Letters, 103:3; http://prl.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v103/i3/e030602
  • Display Note: Abstract: We show that liquid crystals in the weak turbulence electroconvective regime respond to harmonic perturbations with oscillations whose intensity decay with an inverse power law of time. We use the results of this experiment to prove that this effect is the manifestation of a form of linear response theory (LRT) valid in the out-of-equilibrium case, as well as at thermodynamic equilibrium where it reduces to the ordinary LRT. We argue that this theory is a universal property, which is not confined to physical processes such as turbulent or excitable media, and that it holds true in all possible conditions, and for all possible systems, including a complex networks, thereby establishing a bridge between statistical physics and all the fields of research in complexity.