Theory of Single File Diffusion in a Force Field
Author(s)Silbey, Robert J.; Barkai, E.
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The dynamics of hard-core interacting Brownian particles in an external potential field is studied in one dimension. Using the Jepsen line we find a very general and simple formula relating the motion of the tagged center particle, with the classical, time dependent single particle reflection R and transmission T coefficients. Our formula describes rich physical behaviors both in equilibrium and the approach to equilibrium of this many body problem.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Chemistry
Physical Review Letters
American Physical Society
Barkai, E. , and R. Silbey. “Theory of Single File Diffusion in a Force Field.” Physical Review Letters 102.5 (2009): 050602. © 2009 The American Physical Society.
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