Special Issue "New Advances in Ratchets"

A special issue of Mathematics (ISSN 2227-7390). This special issue belongs to the section "Mathematical Physics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Ricardo Chacón
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Guest Editor
1. Departamento de Física Aplicada, Escuela de Ingenierías Industriales, Universidad de Extremadura, Apartado Postal 382, E-06006 Badajoz, Spain;
2. Instituto de Computación Científica Avanzada (ICCAEx), Universidad de Extremadura, E-06006 Badajoz, Spain
Interests: mathematical physics; ratchets; complex networks; nonlinear analysis; nonlinear physics; theoretical physics; quantum chaos
Prof. Dr. Pedro J. Martínez
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Guest Editor
1. Instituto de Nanociencia y Materiales de Aragón, CSIC-Universidad de Zaragoza, E-50009 Zaragoza, Spain;
2. Departamento de Física Aplicada, E.I.N.A., Universidad de Zaragoza, E-50018 Zaragoza, Spain
Interests: mathematical physics; ratchets; nonlinear dynamics; chaotic dynamics; condensed matter physics; stability

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The possibility of generating directed transport from a fluctuating environment without any net external force, the ratchet effect, has been a major research topic in distinct areas of science over recent decades. The reasons are its potential applications for understanding such systems such as molecular motors, coupled Josephson junctions, and protein translocation processes, among many others, and its wide range of potential technological applications including the design of micro- and nano-devices suitable for on-chip implementation. Directed ratchet transport is now understood qualitatively to be a result of the interplay of nonlinearity, symmetry breaking, and nonequilibrium fluctuations including temporal noise, spatial disorder, and quenched temporal disorder.

This Special Issue will gather the latest developments in the theory of ratchets, including mathematical and numerical approaches.

Prof. Dr. Ricardo Chacón
Prof. Dr. Pedro J. Martínez
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Symmetry breaking
  • Brownian motors
  • Hamiltonian ratchets
  • Quantum ratchets
  • Soliton ratchets
  • Skyrmion ratchets
  • Microfluidics

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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