We consider processes that coincide with a given diffusion process outside a finite collection of domains. In each of the domains, there is, additionally, a large drift directed towards the interior of the domain. We describe the limiting behavior of the processes as the magnitude of the drift tends to infinity, and thus the domains become trapping, with the time to exit the domains being exponentially large. In particular, in exponential time scales, metastable distributions between the trapping regions are considered.
"On the behavior of diffusion processes with traps." Ann. Probab. 45 (5) 3202 - 3222, September 2017. https://doi.org/10.1214/16-AOP1134