a SCDs of the 55 nm-wide YBCO nanowire affected by low-frequency noise. Source data are provided as a Source Data file. b Noise-induced escape from a local minimum of the tilted washboard potential (magenta arrow) and subsequent escapes into the resistive state by tunneling from the different energy levels (red arrows). Blue arrows correspond to transitions from the upper to the lower energy level. Dashed lines are the washboard potentials at I = Is1 – Is3.