Diffusion of a Brownian ellipsoid in a force field
Number of Authors: 5
2016 (English)In: Europhysics letters, ISSN 0295-5075, E-ISSN 1286-4854, Vol. 114, no 3, 30005Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We calculate the effective long-term convective velocity and dispersive motion of an ellipsoidal Brownian particle in three dimensions when it is subjected to a constant external force. This long-term motion results as a net average behavior from the particle rotation and translation on short time scales. Accordingly, we apply a systematic multi-scale technique to derive the effective equations of motion valid on long times. We verify our theoretical results by comparing them to numerical simulations.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 114, no 3, 30005
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-132510DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/114/30005ISI: 000379522200005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-132510DiVA: diva2:952943