Noise-induced instability: an approach based on higher-order moments

Dutta, Sumana ; Riaz, Syed Shahed ; Ray, Deb Shankar (2005) Noise-induced instability: an approach based on higher-order moments Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear and Soft Matter Physics, 71 (3). 036216_1-036216_7. ISSN 1539-3755

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Noise-induced transitions in the organization of systems far from equilibrium have been of vital interest. Although the effects of additive and multiplicative noise have been widely studied, it is only the multiplicative noise that can be dealt with within the scope of a linear analysis of first moments of the spatiotemporal perturbations, by the application of Novikov's theorem. For the case of additive noise, the corresponding straightforward linear analysis of the first moment throws no light on the effect of the noise on stability conditions. We propose here a simple approach based on higher-order moments to show how additive noise can give rise to noise-induced instability in spatially extended systems, at times leading to pattern formation. Our theoretical analysis is corroborated by numerical simulations on two simple one-component reaction-diffusion systems in two dimensions.

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