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Directed transport in a spatially periodic harmonic potential under periodic nonbiased forcing

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posted on 14.08.2014 by Xavier Leoncini, Anatoly Neishtadt, Alexei Vasiliev
Transport of a particle in a spatially periodic harmonic potential under the influence of a slowly timedependent unbiased periodic external force is studied. The equations of motion are the same as in the problem of a slowly forced nonlinear pendulum. Using methods of the adiabatic perturbation theory we show that for a periodic external force of a general kind the system demonstrates directed ratchet transport in the chaotic domain on very long time intervals and obtain a formula for the average velocity of this transport. Two cases are studied: The case of the external force of small amplitude, and the case of the external force with amplitude of order one. The obtained formulas can also be used in case of a nonharmonic periodic potential.

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The work was partially supported by the RFBR Grants No. 06-01-00117 and No. NSh 691.2008.1.

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  • Science

Department

  • Mathematical Sciences

Published in

PHYSICAL REVIEW E

Volume

79

Issue

2

Pages

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Citation

LEONCINI, X., NEISHTADT, A. and VASILIEV, A., 2009. Directed transport in a spatially periodic harmonic potential under periodic nonbiased forcing. Physical Review E, 79, 026213, 6pp.

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© American Physical Society

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VoR (Version of Record)

Publication date

2009

ISSN

1539-3755

Language

en

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