Universal geometric theory of mesoscopic stochastic pumps and reversible ratchets.

Abstract

We construct a unifying theory of geometric effects in mesoscopic stochastic kinetics. We demonstrate that the adiabatic pump and the reversible ratchet effects, as well as similar new phenomena in other domains, such as in epidemiology, all follow from very similar geometric phase contributions to the effective action in the stochastic path integral representation of the moment generating function. The theory provides the universal technique for identification, prediction, and calculation of pumplike phenomena in an arbitrary mesoscopic stochastic framework.

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@article{Sinitsyn2007UniversalGT, title={Universal geometric theory of mesoscopic stochastic pumps and reversible ratchets.}, author={Nikolai Sinitsyn and Ilya Nemenman}, journal={Physical review letters}, year={2007}, volume={99 22}, pages={220408} }