Transport properties of random walks under stochastic noninstantaneous resetting

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© 2019 American Physical Society. Random walks with stochastic resetting provides a treatable framework to study interesting features about central-place motion. In this work, we introduce noninstantaneous resetting as a two-state model being a combination of an exploring state where the walker moves randomly according to a propagator and a returning state where the walker performs a ballistic motion with constant velocity towards the origin. We study the emerging transport properties for two types of reset time probability density functions (PDFs): exponential and Pareto. In the first case, we find the stationary distribution and a general expression for the stationary mean-square displacement (MSD) in terms of the propagator. We find that the stationary MSD may increase, decrease or remain constant with the returning velocity. This depends on the moments of the propagator. Regarding the Pareto resetting PDF we also study the stationary distribution and the asymptotic scaling of the MSD for diffusive motion. In this case, we see that the resetting modifies the transport regime, making the overall transport subdiffusive and even reaching a stationary MSD, i.e., a stochastic localization. This phenomena is also observed in diffusion under instantaneous Pareto resetting. We check the main results with stochastic simulations of the process.
Original languageEnglish
Article number042104
JournalPhysical Review E
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2019


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