Local inhomogeneity in asymmetric simple exclusion processes with extended objects

@article{Shaw2004LocalII,
  title={Local inhomogeneity in asymmetric simple exclusion processes with extended objects},
  author={Leah B. Shaw and Anatoly B. Kolomeisky and Kelvin H. Lee},
  journal={Journal of Physics A},
  year={2004},
  volume={37},
  pages={2105-2113}
}
Totally asymmetric simple exclusion processes (TASEP) with particles which occupy more than one lattice site and with a local inhomogeneity far away from the boundaries are investigated. These non-equilibrium processes are relevant for the understanding of many biological and chemical phenomena. The steady-state phase diagrams, currents and bulk densities are calculated using a simple approximate theory and extensive Monte Carlo computer simulations. It is found that the phase diagram for TASEP… 

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