Driven Tracers in a One-Dimensional Periodic Hard-Core Lattice Gas

Ivan Lobaskin, Martin R. Evans

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Journal Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2020


  • cond-mat.stat-mech
  • cond-mat.soft


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