Random walks in one-dimensional environments with feedback-coupling
Fachbereich Physik, Martin-Luther-Universität, 06099 Halle, Germany
Revised: 27 December 1999
Published online: 15 June 2000
Random walks in one-dimensional environments with an additional dynamical feedback-coupling is analyzed numerically. The feedback introduced via a generalized master equation is controlled by a memory kernel of strength λ the explicit form of which is motivated by arguments used in mode-coupling theories. Introducing several realizations of the feedback mechanism within the simulations we obtain for a negative memory term, , superdiffusion in the long time limit while a positive memory leads to localization of the particle. The numerical simulations are in agreement with recent predictions based on renormalization group techniques. A slight modification of the model including an exponentially decaying memory term and some possible applications for glasses and supercooled liquids are suggested. The relation to the true self-avoiding is discussed.
PACS: 05.40.-a – Fluctuation phenomena, random processes, noise, and Brownian motion / 05.20.Dd – Kinetic theory / 64.60.Ht – Dynamic critical phenomena
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