Stochastic movement subject to a reset-and-residence mechanism: Transport properties and first arrival statistics

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Abstract

© 2019 IOP Publishing Ltd and SISSA Medialab srl. In this work, we consider stochastic movement with random resets to the origin followed by a random residence time before the motion starts again. First, we study the transport properties of the walker, i.e. we derive an expression for the mean square displacement of the overall process and study its dependence on the statistical properties of the resets and the residence times probability density functions (PDFs) and the type of movement. From this general formula, we see that the inclusion of the residence after the resets is able to induce super-diffusive to sub-diffusive (or diffusive) regimes and it can also make a sub-diffusive walker reach a constant mean square displacement or even collapse. Second, we study how the reset-and-residence mechanism affects the survival probability of different search processes to a given position, showing that the long time behavior of the reset and residence time PDFs determine the existence of the mean first arrival time.
Original languageEnglish
Article number033201
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment
Volume2019
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Mar 2019

Keywords

  • Brownian motion
  • HOME-RANGE
  • MODELS
  • PASSAGE
  • stationary states
  • stochastic particle dynamics
  • stochastic processes

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