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Title: Mirror Symmetry Breaking and Restoration: The Role of Noise and Chiral Bias

Abstract

The nonequilibrium effective potential is computed for the Frank model of spontaneous mirror symmetry breaking (SMSB) in chemistry in which external noise is introduced to account for random environmental effects. When these fluctuations exceed a critical magnitude, mirror symmetry is restored. The competition between ambient noise and the chiral bias due to physical fields and polarized radiation can be explored with this potential.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Centro de Astrobiologia (CSIC-INTA), Carretera Ajalvir Kilometro 4, 28850 Torrejon de Ardoz, Madrid (Spain)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21346989
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 102; Journal Issue: 24; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.102.248101; (c) 2009 The American Physical Society; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; CHIRALITY; FLUCTUATIONS; MIRRORS; NOISE; POTENTIALS; RANDOMNESS; SYMMETRY; SYMMETRY BREAKING; PARTICLE PROPERTIES; VARIATIONS

Citation Formats

Hochberg, David. Mirror Symmetry Breaking and Restoration: The Role of Noise and Chiral Bias. United States: N. p., 2009. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.102.248101.
Hochberg, David. Mirror Symmetry Breaking and Restoration: The Role of Noise and Chiral Bias. United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.102.248101
Hochberg, David. Fri . "Mirror Symmetry Breaking and Restoration: The Role of Noise and Chiral Bias". United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.102.248101.
@article{osti_21346989,
title = {Mirror Symmetry Breaking and Restoration: The Role of Noise and Chiral Bias},
author = {Hochberg, David},
abstractNote = {The nonequilibrium effective potential is computed for the Frank model of spontaneous mirror symmetry breaking (SMSB) in chemistry in which external noise is introduced to account for random environmental effects. When these fluctuations exceed a critical magnitude, mirror symmetry is restored. The competition between ambient noise and the chiral bias due to physical fields and polarized radiation can be explored with this potential.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.102.248101},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/21346989}, journal = {Physical Review Letters},
issn = {0031-9007},
number = 24,
volume = 102,
place = {United States},
year = {2009},
month = {6}
}