Self-organized criticality elucidates the conditions under which physical and biological systems tune themselves to the edge of a second-order phase transition, with scale invariance. Motivated by the empirical observation of bimodal distributions of activity in neuroscience and other fields, we propose and analyze a theory for the self-organization to the point of phase coexistence in systems exhibiting a first-order phase transition. It explains the emergence of regular avalanches with attributes of scale invariance that coexist with huge anomalous ones, with realizations in many fields.

Self-Organized Bistability associated with first order phase transitions / Serena di Santo, 1; Burioni, Raffaella; Alessandro Vezzani, 3; Miguel, A. Muñoz. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS. - ISSN 1092-0145. - 116:(2016), pp. 240601-240605. [10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.240601]

Self-Organized Bistability associated with first order phase transitions

BURIONI, Raffaella;
2016-01-01

Abstract

Self-organized criticality elucidates the conditions under which physical and biological systems tune themselves to the edge of a second-order phase transition, with scale invariance. Motivated by the empirical observation of bimodal distributions of activity in neuroscience and other fields, we propose and analyze a theory for the self-organization to the point of phase coexistence in systems exhibiting a first-order phase transition. It explains the emergence of regular avalanches with attributes of scale invariance that coexist with huge anomalous ones, with realizations in many fields.
2016
Self-Organized Bistability associated with first order phase transitions / Serena di Santo, 1; Burioni, Raffaella; Alessandro Vezzani, 3; Miguel, A. Muñoz. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS. - ISSN 1092-0145. - 116:(2016), pp. 240601-240605. [10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.240601]
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