Ratchet motion induced by deterministic and correlated stochastic forces

T. E. Dialynas, Katja Lindenberg, G. P. Tsironis

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We investigate analytically and through stochastic simulations the motion of a particle in a periodic nonsymmetric ratchet potential driven by time-correlated forces. We examine the extreme monochromatic deterministic case as well as the stochastic correlated noise case. Ratchet motion is found in both cases. In the correlated noise case we derive a single analytical expression for the induced current at large correlation times and compare it with numerical results. We also demonstrate numerically the occurrence of color-induced current reversal of a rigid dimer moving in a ratchet.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3976-3985
Number of pages10
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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