Random walks in liquids

Michael F. Shlesinger, Joseph Klafter

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An extension of the Montroll-Weiss continuous-time random walk is presented which can incorporate multistage transport processes. One such example would be the successive detrapping, ballistic, Brownian, trapping sequence in the motion of excess electrons in fluids as suggested by Kunhardt. In any stage, coupled space-time memories can be employed to account for dissipative processes. For example, a single-stage process with a memory reflecting Kolmogorov scaling will recover Richardson's law of turbulent diffusion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7023-7026
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry
Issue number19
StatePublished - 1989


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