Coupled Brownian motors

  • C. Van den Broeck
  • P. Reimann
  • R. Kawai
  • P. Hänggi
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 527)


A unifying view on several astonishing effects induced by state dependent, uncorrelated fluctuations (multiplicative white noise) is presented. The main emphasis of our introductory discussion is put on the basic physical mechanisms at work in a white noise driven “pulsating ratchet”, noise-induced non-equilibrium phase transitions, and their synthesis in the form of coupled Brownian motors.


Symmetry Breaking Brownian Particle Detailed Balance Multiplicative Noise Nonequilibrium Phase Transition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Van den Broeck
    • 1
  • P. Reimann
    • 2
  • R. Kawai
    • 3
  • P. Hänggi
    • 2
  1. 1.Limburgs Universitair CentrumDiepenbeekBelgium
  2. 2.Theoretische Physik IUniversität AugsburgAugsburgGermany
  3. 3.University of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA

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