Cooperative transport of brownian particles

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We consider the collective motion of finite-sized, overdamped Brownian particles (e.g., motor proteins) in a periodic potential. Simulations of our model have revealed a number of novel cooperative transport phenomena, including (i) the reversal of direction of the net current as the particle density is increased and (ii) a very strong and complex dependence of the average velocity on both the size and the average distance of the particles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)374-377
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1995


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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