We study the Einstein relation between diffusion and response to an external field in systems showing superdiffusion. In particular, we investigate a continuous time Lévy walk where the velocity remains constant for a time τ with distribution Pτ(τ) ∼ τ-g. At varying g the diffusion can be standard or anomalous; in spite of this, if in the unperturbed system a current is absent, the Einstein relation holds. In the case where a current is present the scenario is more complicated and the usual Einstein relation fails. This suggests that the main ingredient for the breaking of the Einstein relation is not the anomalous diffusion but the presence of a mean drift (current). © 2012 IOP Publishing Ltd.

Einstein relation in superdiffusive systems

Sarracino, A.;
2012

Abstract

We study the Einstein relation between diffusion and response to an external field in systems showing superdiffusion. In particular, we investigate a continuous time Lévy walk where the velocity remains constant for a time τ with distribution Pτ(τ) ∼ τ-g. At varying g the diffusion can be standard or anomalous; in spite of this, if in the unperturbed system a current is absent, the Einstein relation holds. In the case where a current is present the scenario is more complicated and the usual Einstein relation fails. This suggests that the main ingredient for the breaking of the Einstein relation is not the anomalous diffusion but the presence of a mean drift (current). © 2012 IOP Publishing Ltd.
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