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Rectification of fluctuations in an underdamped ratchet

Published inPhysical review letters, vol. 81, no. 19, p. 4040-4043
Publication date1998
Abstract

We investigate analytically the motion of underdamped particles subject to a deterministic periodic potential and a periodic temperature. Despite the fact that an underamped particle experiences the temperature oscillation many times in its escape out of a well and in its motion along the potential, a net directed current linear in the friction constant is found. If both the potential and the temperature modulation are sinusoidal with a phase lag

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  • Condensed matter
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BLANTER, Iaroslav, BUTTIKER, Markus. Rectification of fluctuations in an underdamped ratchet. In: Physical review letters, 1998, vol. 81, n° 19, p. 4040–4043. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.81.4040
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