We study the motion of a classical particle in an infinite, one-dimensional, sequence of equidistant potential barriers, whose position and height oscillate periodically. If these oscillations are properly synchronized, the right-left symmetry is broken and the particle drifts. Features of the motion are studied by investigating the two-dimensional map which describes the dynamics.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications|
|State||Published - 2 Jan 1998|
- Area-preserving maps
- Chaotic dynamics
- Transport processes