INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES FISICAS DE MAR DEL PLATA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Transport with hard-core interaction in a chain of asymmetric cavities
SUÁREZ, GONZALO PABLO; HOYUELOS, MIGUEL; MÁRTIN, HÉCTOR
Journal of Physics: Conference Series
IOP PUBLISHING LTD
Año: 2015 vol. 640 p. 1 - 1
In this paper we investigate the diffusion of particles inside a chain of asymmetric cavities. We are considering particles that interact through a hard-core potential and are driven by an external force. We show that the difference in the current when the force is applied to the left and to the right strongly depends on the concentration inside the cavity. We found that, when the concentration is high enough, the hard-core interaction vanishes and inverts the asymmetric effect of the cavity. We also introduce a new equation, a modification to the Fick- Jacobs equation, to describe this system analytically. Finally, we used numerical simulations to verify the analytic results, finding a good agreement between theory and simulations.