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Title: Exact stationary state of a run-and-tumble particle with three internal states in a harmonic trap
Authors: Basu, Urna
Majumdar, Satya N
Sabhapandit, Sanjib
+2 Co-Authors
Keywords: stochastic processes
active particles
exact solution
Issue Date: 4-Feb-2020
Publisher: IOP Publishing Ltd
Citation: Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 2020, Vol.53, p09LT01
Abstract: We study the motion of a one-dimensional run-and-tumble particle with three discrete internal states in the presence of a harmonic trap of stiffness [ image ] The three internal states, corresponding to positive, negative and zero velocities respectively, evolve following a jump process with rate [ image ]. We compute the stationary position distribution exactly for arbitrary values of [ image ] and [ image ] which turns out to have a finite support on the real line. We show that the distribution undergoes a shape-transition as [ image ] is changed. For [ image ] the distribution has a double-concave shape and shows algebraic divergences with an exponent [ image ] both at the origin and at the boundaries. For [ image ] the position distribution becomes convex, vanishing at the boundaries and with a single, finite, peak at the origin. We also show that for the special case [ image ] the distribution shows a logarithmic divergence near the origin while saturating to a constant value at the boundaries.
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ISSN: 0305-4470
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Copyright: 2020 IOP Publishing Ltd
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