Particle-antiparticle annihilation in diffusive motion

Doug Toussaint, Frank Wilczek

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We study both numerically and analytically the time development of a system of particles and antiparticles moving diffusively and annihilating irreversibly. The asymptotic behavior is found to depend dramatically on whether the initial fluctuations are localized or entirely random. Physical examples of each kind are identified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2642-2647
Number of pages6
JournalThe Journal of chemical physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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