Infinitely fast diffusion in single-file systems

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We have used dynamic Monte Carlo(DMC) methods and analytical techniques to analyze single-file systems for which diffusion is infinitely fast. We have simplified the master equation removing the fast reactions, and we have introduced a DMC algorithm for infinitely fast diffusion. The DMC method for fast diffusion give similar results as the standard DMC with high diffusion rates. We have investigated the influence of characteristic parameters, such as pipe length, adsorption, desorption, and conversion rate constants on the steady-state properties of single-file systems with a reaction, looking at cases when all the sites are reactive and when only some of them are reactive. We find that the effect of fast diffusion on single-file properties of the system is absent even when diffusion is infinitely fast. Diffusion is not important in these systems. Smaller systems are less reactive and the occupancy profiles for infinitely long systems show an exponential behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Article number046707
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003


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