Superdiffusion in quasi-two-dimensional Yukawa liquids

T. Ott, M. Bonitz, Z. Donkó, P. Hartmann

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The emergence and vanishing of superdiffusion in quasi-two-dimensional Yukawa systems are investigated by molecular dynamics simulations. Using both the asymptotic behavior of the mean-squared displacement of the particles and the long-time tail of the velocity autocorrelation function as indicators of superdiffusion, we confirm the existence of a transition from normal diffusion to superdiffusion in systems changing from a three-dimensional to a two-dimensional character. A connection between superdiffusion and dimensionality is established by the behavior of the projected pair distribution function.

Original languageEnglish
Article number026409
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 19 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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