INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES FISICAS DE MAR DEL PLATA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
A random walker on a ratchet potential: Effect of a nonGaussian noise
S. E. MANGIONI; H. S. WIO
EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL B - CONDENSED MATTER
Springer Berlin / Heidelberg
Año: 2008 vol. 61 p. 67 - 67
We analyze the effect of a colored non Gaussian noise on a model of a random walker moving along a ratchet potential. Such a model was motivated by the transport properties of motor proteins, like kinesin and myosin. Previous studies have been realized assuming white noises. However, for real situations, in general we could expect that those noises be correlated and non Gaussian. Among other aspects, in addition to a maximum in the current as the noise intensity is varied, we have also found another optimal value of the current when departing from Gaussian behavior. We show the relevant effects that arise when departing from Gaussian behavior, particularly related to current´s enhancement, and discuss its relevance for both biological and technological situations.