Authors Abdoli, I. ; Vuijk, H. ; Sommer, J.-U. ; Brader, J. M. ; Sharma, A.
Title Nondiffusive fluxes in brownian system with lorentz force
Date 26.08.2019
Number 57069
Abstract The Fokker-Planck equation provides complete statistical description of a particle undergoing random motion in a solvent. In the presence of Lorentz force due to an external magnetic field, the Fokker-Planck equation picks up a tensorial coefficient, which reflects the anisotropy of the particle´s motion. This tensor, however, can not be interpreted as a diffusion tensor; there are antisymmetric terms which give rise to fluxes perpendicular to the density gradients. Here, we show that for an inhomogeneous magnetic field these nondiffusive fluxes have finite divergence and therefore affect the density evolution of the system. Only in the special cases of a uniform magnetic field or carefully chosen initial condition with the same symmetry as the magnetic field can these fluxes be ignored in the density evolution.
Journal arXiv:1908.03101
Citation arXiv:1908.03101 (2019) 7 Seiten

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