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Memory induced anomalous dynamics in a random walker with internal states

Kumar, Niraj and Harbola, Upendra (2018) Memory induced anomalous dynamics in a random walker with internal states. In: JOURNAL OF STATISTICAL MECHANICS-THEORY AND EXPERIMENT .

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1742-5468/aae59b


In a recent work (Harbola et al 2014 Phys. Rev. E 90 022136), we introduced a minimal random walk model which gives rise to diffusion, sub- and super-diffusion dynamics with a single sweep of a parameter that determines how well the walker follows the past history. Here we investigate the effects of the `memory loss' within the minimal model. To incorporate such a memory-loss we study the dynamics of a random walker which switches states stochastically between two internal states: in one of the states, the walker performs memory driven random walk, while in the other state its dynamics is not affected by the history of previous steps. The model is analytically tractable and the derived exact expressions for the moments give rise to interesting asymptotic dynamic behavior. Our results reveal that even for an infinitesimal possibility for the `memory loss' the subiliffusive behavior is completely lost and its dynamics is characterized only by diffusive and superdiffusive behavior.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belong to IOP PUBLISHING LTD
Keywords: Brownian motion; exact results; memory effects
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2018 15:11
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2018 15:11
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/61063

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