By Gregoire Nicolis, Dominique Maes, Stuart A. Rice, Aaron R. Dinner
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Kinetics and thermodynamics of fluctuation-induced transitions in multistable structures (G. Nicolis and C. Nicolis)
Dynamical infrequent occasion simulation ideas for equilibrium and nonequilibrium platforms (Titus S. van Erp)
Confocal depolarized dynamic mild scattering (M. Potenza, T. Sanvito, V. Degiorgio, and M. Giglio)
The two-step mechanism and the solution-crystal spinodal for nucleation of crystals in answer (Peter G. Vekilov)
Experimental experiences of two-step nucleation in the course of two-dimensional crystallization of colloidal debris with short-range appeal (John R. Savage, Liquan Pei, and Anthony D. Dinsmore)
On the position of metastable intermediate states within the homogeneous nucleation of solids from answer (James F. Lutsko)
Effects of protein dimension at the high-concentration/low-concentration part transition (Patrick Grosfils)
Geometric constraints within the self-assembly of mineral dendrites and platelets (John J. Kozak)
What can mesoscopic point in situ observations educate us approximately kinetics and thermodynamics of protein crystallization? (Mike Sleutel, Dominique Maes, and Alexander Van Driessche)
The skill of silica to urge biomimetic crystallization of calcium carbonate (Matthias Kellermeier, Emilio Melero-GarcÍa, Werner Kunz, and Juan Manuel GarcÍa-Ruiz)
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The PPTIS scheme assumes that for a well positioned set of interfaces the system will lose its memory over a distance that is similar to the interface separation. This implies for any m > 1 P l j k |j±m ≈P l j k |j±1 (32) The PPTIS algorithm consist again of a series of path sampling simulations. Each PPTIS simulation samples a certain path ensemble in which trajectories are conﬁned within two next-nearest interfaces. For instance, the [i± ] path ensemble will consist of all possible trajectories starting and ending at either λi+1 or λi−1 having at least one crossing with the middle interface λi .
In this case, the TST equation is determined by the free energy difference between the TS dividing surface and the reactant state. An important limitation of TST is that the free energy barrier depends on the selected degrees of freedom that are used to describe the free energy surface. In addition, TST implicitly assumes that any trajectory will cross the free energy barrier only once when going from reactant to product state. Kramers’ theory  provides an elegant and insightful approach to correct for correlated recrossings if these originate from the diffusive character of the dynamics.
This relation is very general and valid for a broad class of dynamics applying to both equilibrium and nonequilibrium systems . By applying Eq. (17) several times on Eq. (13) we can show that P[x] = ρ(xjdt )p(x¯ jdt → x¯ (j−1)dt )p(x¯ (j−1)dt → x¯ (j−2)dt ) · · · p(x¯ dt → x¯ 0 ) × p(xjdt → x(j+1)dt )p(x(j+1)dt → x(j+2)dt ) · · · p(x(n−1)dt → xndt ) (18) is true for any timeslice j. For time-reversible dynamics the backward integration is simply obtained by reversing the velocities and integration forward in time.