Counter Chemotactic Flow in Quasi-One-Dimensional Path

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Abstract

Quasi-one-dimensional bidirectional particle flow including the effect of chemotaxis is investigated through a modification of the John-Schadschneider-Chowdhury-Nishinari model. Specifically, we permit multiple lanes to be shared by both directionally traveling particles. The relation between particle density and flux is studied for several evaporation rates of pheromone, and the following results are obtained: i) in the low-particle-density range, the flux is enlarged by pheromone if the pheromone evaporation rate is sufficiently low, ii) in the high particle-density range, the flux is largest at a reasonably high evaporation rate and, iii) if the evaporation rate is at the level intermediate between the above two cases, the flux is kept small in the entire range of particle densities. The mechanism of these behaviors is investigated by observing the spatiotemporal evolution of particles and the average cluster size in the system.

Journal

  • Journal of the Physical Society of Japan

    Journal of the Physical Society of Japan 78(7), "073801-1"-"073801-4", 2009-07-15

    Physical Soc Japan

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10025962058
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA00704814
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    SHO
  • ISSN
    00319015
  • NDL Article ID
    10280482
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZM35(科学技術--物理学)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-A404
  • Data Source
    CJP  NDL  IR 
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