Stochastic Dynamics and Energetics of Biomolecular Systems

  • Artem Ryabov

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 111-118

About this book


This thesis both broadens and deepens our understanding of the Brownian world. It addresses new problems in diffusion theory that have recently attracted considerable attention, both from the side of nanotechnology and from the viewpoint of pure academic research. The author focusses on the difussion of interacting particles in restricted geometries and under externally controlled forces. These geometries serve, for example, to model ion transport through narrow channels in cell membranes or a Brownian particle diffusing in an optical trap, now a paradigm for both theory and experiment.

The work is exceptional in obtaining explicit analytically formulated answers to such realistic, experimentally relevant questions. At the same time, with its detailed exposition of the problems and a complete set of references, it presents a clear and broadly accessible introduction to the domain. Many of the problem settings and the corresponding exact asymptotic laws are completely new in diffusion theory.


New problems in diffusion theory Single-file diffusion First-passage properties Stochastic thermodynamics Work distribution Exactly solvable models

Authors and affiliations

  • Artem Ryabov
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  1. 1.Dept. of Macromolecular PhysicsCharles University in PraguePragueCzech Republic

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-27187-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-27188-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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