Print Email Facebook Twitter Switching Interacting Particle Systems Title Switching Interacting Particle Systems: Scaling Limits, Uphill Diffusion and Boundary Layer Author Floreani, S. (TU Delft Applied Probability) Giardina', C. (TU Delft Applied Probability; Università Degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia) Hollander, Frank den (Universiteit Leiden) Nandan, Shubhamoy (Universiteit Leiden) Redig, F.H.J. (TU Delft Applied Probability) Date 2022 Abstract This paper considers three classes of interacting particle systems on Z: independent random walks, the exclusion process, and the inclusion process. Particles are allowed to switch their jump rate (the rate identifies the type of particle) between 1 (fast particles) and ϵ∈ [0 , 1] (slow particles). The switch between the two jump rates happens at rate γ∈ (0 , ∞). In the exclusion process, the interaction is such that each site can be occupied by at most one particle of each type. In the inclusion process, the interaction takes places between particles of the same type at different sites and between particles of different type at the same site. We derive the macroscopic limit equations for the three systems, obtained after scaling space by N^{- 1}, time by N^{2}, the switching rate by N^{- 2}, and letting N→ ∞. The limit equations for the macroscopic densities associated to the fast and slow particles is the well-studied double diffusivity model. This system of reaction-diffusion equations was introduced to model polycrystal diffusion and dislocation pipe diffusion, with the goal to overcome the limitations imposed by Fick’s law. In order to investigate the microscopic out-of-equilibrium properties, we analyse the system on [N] = { 1 , … , N} , adding boundary reservoirs at sites 1 and N of fast and slow particles, respectively. Inside [N] particles move as before, but now particles are injected and absorbed at sites 1 and N with prescribed rates that depend on the particle type. We compute the steady-state density profile and the steady-state current. It turns out that uphill diffusion is possible, i.e., the total flow can be in the direction of increasing total density. This phenomenon, which cannot occur in a single-type particle system, is a violation of Fick’s law made possible by the switching between types. We rescale the microscopic steady-state density profile and steady-state current and obtain the steady-state solution of a boundary-value problem for the double diffusivity model. Subject DualityFast and slow particlesFick’s lawScaling limitsSwitching random walksUphill diffusion To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:0377ab4f-3a1b-4d84-aa7a-f3d82e45371a DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s10955-022-02878-7 ISSN 0022-4715 Source Journal of Statistical Physics, 186 (3) Part of collection Institutional Repository Document type journal article Rights © 2022 S. Floreani, C. Giardina', Frank den Hollander, Shubhamoy Nandan, F.H.J. Redig Files PDF Floreani2022_Article_Swit ... icleSy.pdf 1.7 MB Close viewer /islandora/object/uuid:0377ab4f-3a1b-4d84-aa7a-f3d82e45371a/datastream/OBJ/view