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Title
Diffusion in a quasi-one-dimensional system on a periodic substrate
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Abstract
The diffusion of charged particles interacting through a repulsive Yukawa potential, exp(-r/lambda)/r, confined by a parabolic potential in the y direction and subjected to a periodic substrate potential in the x direction is investigated. Langevin dynamic simulations are used to investigate the effect of the particle density, the amplitude of the periodic substrate, and the range of the interparticle interaction potential on the diffusive behavior of the particles. We found that in general the diffusion is suppressed with increasing the amplitude of the periodic potential, but for specific values of the strength of the substrate potential a remarkable increase of the diffusion is found with increasing the periodic potential amplitude. In addition, we found a strong dependence of the diffusion on the specific arrangement of the particles, e. g., single-chain versus multichain configuration. For certain particle configurations, a reentrant behavior of the diffusion is found as a function of the substrate strength due to structural transitions in the ordering of the particles.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physical review : E : statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics / American Physical Society. - Melville, N.Y., 2001 - 2015
Publication
Melville, N.Y. : American Physical Society, 2012
ISSN
1539-3755 [print]
1550-2376 [online]
Volume/pages
85:2:1(2012), p. 021136,1-021136,8
Article Reference
021136
ISI
000300671500007
Medium
E-only publicatie
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Last edited 25.04.2017
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