This title appears in the Scientific Report : 2000 

Hopping motion of lattice through nonsymmetric potentials under strong bias conditions
Kehr, K. W.
Koza, Z.
Institut für Festkörperforschung; IFF
Physical review / E, 61 (2000) S. 2319 - 2326
College Park, Md. APS 2000
2319 - 2326
Journal Article
Kooperative Phänomene in kondensierter Materie
Physical Review E 61
J
OpenAccess
Please use the identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/2128/811 in citations.
The hopping motion of lattice gases through potentials without mirror-reflection symmetry is investigated under various bias conditions. The model of two particles on a ring with four sites is solved explicitly; the resulting current in a sawtooth potential is discussed. The current of lattice gases in extended systems consisting of periodic repetitions of segments with sawtooth potentials is studied for different concentrations and values of the bias. Rectification effects are observed, similar to the single-particle case. A mean-field approximation for the current in the case of strong bias acting against the highest barriers in the system is made and compared with numerical simulations. The particle-vacancy symmetry of the model is discussed.