Geometric stochastic resonance
journal contributionposted on 10.07.2013, 08:45 by Pulak Kumar Ghosh, Fabio Marchesoni, Sergey Saveliev, Franco Nori
A Brownian particle moving across a porous membrane subject to an oscillating force exhibits stochastic resonance with properties which strongly depend on the geometry of the confining cavities on the two sides of the membrane. Such a manifestation of stochastic resonance requires neither energetic nor entropic barriers, and can thus be regarded as a purely geometric effect. The magnitude of this effect is sensitive to the geometry of both the cavities and the pores, thus leading to distinctive optimal synchronization conditions.