Thermalization in random potentials

  • Clustering properties and multyvalley structure of random potential profiles. Random potential profile’s thermalization properties as function of underlying random process.
  • Thermal, athermal, hypo- and hyperthermal relaxation depending on the type of the Langevin microdynamics governing the relaxation.
  • Scaling of potential and escape of probability mass in non-thermal (athermal, hypo- and hyperthermal) environments.
  • Improving the simulated annealing performance.
(a) High temperature liquid, the typical barrier height is less than the thermal energy, and all configura tions can be accessed as indicated in gray. (b) Low temperature glass. The barrier height between basins is now much higher than kT.