We consider a disordered asymmetric exclusion process in which randomly chosen sites do not conserve particle number. The model is motivated by features of many interacting molecular motors such as RNA polymerases. We solve the steady state exactly in the two limits of infinite and vanishing nonconserving rates. The first limit is used as an approximation to large but finite rates and allows the study of Griffiths singularities in a nonequilibrium steady state despite the absence of any transition in the pure model. The disorder is also shown to induce a stretched exponential decay of system density with stretching exponent phi=2/5.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear and Soft Matter Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2004|
- EXCLUSION MODELS
- MOLECULAR MOTORS