Anomalous diffusion spreads its wings

Joseph Klafter*, Igor M. Sokolov

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A number of natural phenomena processes that can be described by the anamalous diffusion was discussed. It was found that an increasing number of natural phenomena do not fit into the relatively simple description of diffusion developed by Einstein. It was also found that the overall motion of an object was better described by steps that were not independent and which can take vastly different times to perform. The challenge was to find actual reasons for the sub- and superdiffusion, observed in particular natural systems and to apply this knowledge to manipulate dynamical processes on various scales.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Specialist publicationPhysics World
StatePublished - Aug 2005


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