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We consider large deviations of the dynamical activity in the East model. We bias this system to larger than average activity and investigate the structure that emerges. To best characterize this structure, we exploit the fact that there are effective interactions that would reproduce the same behaviour in an equilibrium system. We combine numerical results with linear response theory and variational estimates of these effective interactions, giving the first insights into such interactions in a many-body system, across a wide range of biases. The system exhibits a hierarchy of responses to the bias, remaining quasi-equilibrated on short length scales, but deviating far from equilibrium on large length scales. We discuss the connection between this hierarchy and the hierarchical ageing behaviour of the system.
|Journal||Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical|
|Publication status||Published - 10 Jan 2014|