We show that for a subdiffusive continuous time random walk with scale-free waiting time distribution the first-passage dynamics on a finite interval can be optimized by introduction of a piecewise linear potential barrier. Analytical results for the survival probability and first-passage density based on the fractional Fokker-Planck equation are shown to agree well with Monte Carlo simulations results. As an application we discuss an improved design for efficient translocation of gradient copolymers compared to homopolymer translocation in a quasi-equilibrium approximation.
|Journal||Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical|
|Publication status||Published - 24 Jan 2014|
- anomalous diffusion
- first passage
- polymer translocation
- potential landscape