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Tracer particles in two-dimensional elastic networks diffuse logarithmically slow

Lizana, Ludvig; Ambjörnsson, Tobias LU and Lomholt, Michael A. (2017) In Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical2007-01-01+01:00 50(3).
Abstract

Several experiments on tagged molecules or particles in living systems suggest that they move anomalously slow - their mean squared displacement (MSD) increase slower than linearly with time. Leading models aimed at understanding these experiments predict that the MSD grows as a power law with a growth exponent that is smaller than unity. However, in some experiments the growth is so slow (fitted exponent ∼0.1-0.2) that they hint towards other mechanisms at play. In this paper, we theoretically demonstrate how in-plane collective modes excited by thermal fluctuations in a two dimensional membrane lead to logarithmic time dependence for the the tracer particle's MSD.

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diffusion, logarithmic dynamics, membrane, single-particle tracking
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Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical2007-01-01+01:00
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3
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IOP Publishing
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1751-8113
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10.1088/1751-8121/50/3/034001
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  author       = {Lizana, Ludvig and Ambjörnsson, Tobias and Lomholt, Michael A.},
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  title        = {Tracer particles in two-dimensional elastic networks diffuse logarithmically slow},
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  volume       = {50},
  year         = {2017},
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