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Metastability of reversible finite state Markov processes

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  • Beltrán, J.
  • Landim, C.

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We prove the metastable behavior of reversible Markov processes on finite state spaces under minimal conditions on the jump rates. To illustrate the result we deduce the metastable behavior of the Ising model with a small magnetic field at very low temperature.

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  • Beltrán, J. & Landim, C., 2011. "Metastability of reversible finite state Markov processes," Stochastic Processes and their Applications, Elsevier, vol. 121(8), pages 1633-1677, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:spapps:v:121:y:2011:i:8:p:1633-1677
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    1. Bianchi, Alessandra & Gaudillière, Alexandre, 2016. "Metastable states, quasi-stationary distributions and soft measures," Stochastic Processes and their Applications, Elsevier, vol. 126(6), pages 1622-1680.
    2. Landim, C., 2015. "A topology for limits of Markov chains," Stochastic Processes and their Applications, Elsevier, vol. 125(3), pages 1058-1088.

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