Totally asymmetric tracer particles in an environment of symmetric hard-core particles on a ring are studied. Stationary state properties, including the environment density profile and tracer velocity are derived explicitly for a single tracer. Systems with more than one tracer are shown to factorise into single-tracer subsystems, allowing the single tracer results to be extended to an arbitrary number of tracers. We demonstrate the existence of a cooperative effect, where many tracers move with a higher velocity than a single tracer in an environment of the same size and density. Analytic calculations are verified by simulations. Results are compared to established results in related systems.
|Journal||Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment|
|Publication status||Published - 6 May 2020|