Journal of Statistical Physics

, Volume 30, Issue 2, pp 355–362 | Cite as

Diffusion in random one-dimensional systems

  • J. Bernasconi
  • W. R. Schneider


Diffusion on the one-dimensional lattice ℤ is described by a master equation with nearest-neighbor transfer rates (symmetric or asymmetric). The transfer rates associated with bonds are assumed to be independent, equally distributed random variables. Under various conditions on their common distribution the large time behavior of averaged site probabilities and/or related quantities is exhibited.

Key words

Diffusion one-dimensional lattice master equation nearest neighbor transfer rates random variables 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Bernasconi
    • 1
  • W. R. Schneider
    • 1
  1. 1.Brown Boveri Research CenterBadenSwitzerland

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