Fractional kramers equation

E. Barkai, R. J. Silbey

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We introduce a fractional Kramers equation for a particle interacting with a thermal heat bath and external nonlinear force field. For the force-free case, the velocity damping follows the Mittag-Leffler relaxation and the diffusion is enhanced. The equation obeys the generalized Einstein relation, and its stationary solution is the Boltzmann distribution. Our results are compared to previous results on enhanced Levy type of diffusion derived from stochastic collision models.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3866-3874
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Issue number16
StatePublished - 27 Apr 2000
Externally publishedYes


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