We investigate the dynamical properties of a colloidal particle in a double cavity. Without external driving, the particle hops between two free-energy minima with transition mean time depending on the system's entropic and energetic barriers. We then drive the particle with a periodic force. When the forcing period is set at twice the transition mean time, a statistical synchronization between particle motion and forcing phase marks the onset of a stochastic resonance mechanism. Comparisons between experimental results and predictions from the Fick-Jacobs theory and Brownian dynamics simulation reveal significant hydrodynamic effects, which change both resonant amplification and noise level. We further show that hydrodynamic effects can be incorporated into existing theory and simulation by using an experimentally measured particle diffusivity.

Colloidal Stochastic Resonance in Confined Geometries

Marchesoni, Fabio;
2022-01-01

Abstract

We investigate the dynamical properties of a colloidal particle in a double cavity. Without external driving, the particle hops between two free-energy minima with transition mean time depending on the system's entropic and energetic barriers. We then drive the particle with a periodic force. When the forcing period is set at twice the transition mean time, a statistical synchronization between particle motion and forcing phase marks the onset of a stochastic resonance mechanism. Comparisons between experimental results and predictions from the Fick-Jacobs theory and Brownian dynamics simulation reveal significant hydrodynamic effects, which change both resonant amplification and noise level. We further show that hydrodynamic effects can be incorporated into existing theory and simulation by using an experimentally measured particle diffusivity.
2022
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