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We study a noisy drive mechanism for efficiency enhancement of Brownian motors operating on the microscale domain. It was proven [J. Spiechowicz et al., J. Stat. Mech. (2013) P02044] that biased noise η(t) can induce normal and anomalous transport processes similar to those generated by a static force F acting on inertial Brownian particles in a(More)
We study diffusion in ratchet systems. As a particular experimental realization we consider an asymmetric SQUID subjected to an external ac current and a constant magnetic flux. We analyze mean-square displacement of the Josephson phase and find that within selected parameter regimes it evolves in three distinct stages: initially as superdiffusion, next as(More)
We study far from equilibrium transport of a periodically driven inertial Brownian particle moving in a periodic potential. As detected for a SQUID ratchet dynamics, the mean square deviation of the particle position from its average may involve three distinct intermediate, although extended diffusive regimes: initially as superdiffusion, followed by(More)
We study diffusion of the Josephson phase in the asymmetric superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) subjected to a time-periodic current and pierced by an external magnetic flux. We analyze a relation between phase diffusion and quality of transport characterized by the dc voltage across the SQUID and efficiency of the device. In doing so, we(More)
We study transport in an asymmetric superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) which is composed of a loop with three capacitively and resistively shunted Josephson junctions: two in series in one arm and the remaining one in the other arm. The loop is threaded by an external magnetic flux and the system is subjected to both a time-periodic and a(More)
Calprotectin (L1) is a major leukocyte protein which is released during activation or death of neutrophil granulocytes and monocytes. Previous studies have shown that L1 may be a useful marker of disease activity in patients with adult or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In the present study, the plasma concentrations of L1 were analysed during(More)