Dynamics of annealed systems under external fields: CTRW and the fractional Fokker-Planck equations
Theoretische Polymerphysik, Universität Freiburg
Herman-Herder-Str. 3, D-79104 Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
2 School of Chemistry, Tel Aviv University - 69978 Tel Aviv, Israel
Accepted: 30 July 2001
We consider the linear response of a system modelled by continuous-time random walks (CTRW) to an external field pulse of rectangular shape. We calculate the corresponding response function explicitly and show that it exhibits aging, i.e. that it is not translationally invariant in the time domain. This result differs from that of systems which behave according to fractional Fokker-Planck equations.
PACS: 05.40.-a – Fluctuation phenomena, random processes, noise, and Brownian motion / 02.50.-r – Probability theory, stochastic processes, and statistics
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