Brownian rectifiers in the presence of temporally asymmetric unbiased forces.

Abstract

The efficiency of energy transduction in a temporally asymmetric rocked ratchet is studied. Time asymmetry favors current in one direction and suppresses it in the opposite direction due to which large efficiency approximately 50% is readily obtained. The spatial asymmetry in the potential together with system inhomogeneity may help in further enhancing the… (More)

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