We study the dynamics of an asymmetric intruder in a glass-former model. At equilibrium, the intruder diffuses with average zero velocity. After an abrupt quench to T deeply under the mode-coupling temperature, a net average drift is observed, steady on a logarithmic time scale. The phenomenon is well reproduced in an asymmetric version of the Sinai model. The sub-velocity of the intruder grows with Teff/T, where Teffis defined by the response-correlation ratio, corresponding to a general behavior of thermal ratchets when in contact with two thermal reservoirs. © 2010 IOP Publishing Ltd and SISSA.

The ratchet effect in an ageing glass

Sarracino, Alessandro;
2010

Abstract

We study the dynamics of an asymmetric intruder in a glass-former model. At equilibrium, the intruder diffuses with average zero velocity. After an abrupt quench to T deeply under the mode-coupling temperature, a net average drift is observed, steady on a logarithmic time scale. The phenomenon is well reproduced in an asymmetric version of the Sinai model. The sub-velocity of the intruder grows with Teff/T, where Teffis defined by the response-correlation ratio, corresponding to a general behavior of thermal ratchets when in contact with two thermal reservoirs. © 2010 IOP Publishing Ltd and SISSA.
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