Reaction rate in an evanescent random walkers system

  • Miguel A. Ré Departamento de Ciencias Básicas, CIII, Facultad Regional Córdoba, Universidad Tecnológica Nacional Facultad de Matemática, Astronomía y Física, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba Córdoba, Argentina
  • Natalia C. Bustos Facultad de Matemática, Astronomía y Física, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba
Keywords: Random Walks, Diffusion Limited Reaction

Abstract

Diffusion mediated reaction models are particularly ubiquitous in the description of physical, chemical or biological processes. The random walk schema is a useful tool for formulating these models. Recently, evanescent random walk models have received attention in order to include finite lifetime processes. For instance, activated chemical reactions, such as laser photolysis, exhibit a different asymptotic limit when compared with immortal walker models. A diffusion limited reaction model based on a one dimensional continuous time random walk on a lattice with evanescent walkers is presented here. The absorption probability density and the reaction rate are analytically calculated in the Laplace domain. A finite absorption rate is considered, a model usually referred to as imperfect trapping. Short and long time behaviors are analyzed.

Received: 20 Novembre 2014,  Accepted: 20 March 2015; Edited by: C. A. Condat, G. J. Sibona; DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4279/PIP.070003

Cite as: M A Re, N C Bustos, Papers in Physics 7, 070003 (2015)

This paper, by Miguel A. Re, Natalia C. Bustos , is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License 3.0.