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Chemical diffusion master equation: formulations of reaction–diffusion processes on the molecular level

del Razo, M.J. and Winkelmann, S. and Klein, R. and Höfling, F. (2023) Chemical diffusion master equation: formulations of reaction–diffusion processes on the molecular level. J. Math. Phys., 64 (013304).

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The chemical diffusion master equation (CDME) describes the probabilistic dynamics of reaction–diffusion systems at the molecular level [del Razo et al., Lett. Math. Phys. 112, 49 (2022)]; it can be considered as the master equation for reaction–diffusion processes. The CDME consists of an infinite ordered family of Fokker–Planck equations, where each level of the ordered family corresponds to a certain number of particles and each particle represents a molecule. The equations at each level describe the spatial diffusion of the corresponding set of particles, and they are coupled to each other via reaction operators—linear operators representing chemical reactions. These operators change the number of particles in the system and, thus, transport probability between different levels in the family. In this work, we present three approaches to formulate the CDME and show the relations between them. We further deduce the non-trivial combinatorial factors contained in the reaction operators, and we elucidate the relation to the original formulation of the CDME, which is based on creation and annihilation operators acting on many-particle probability density functions. Finally, we discuss applications to multiscale simulations of biochemical systems among other future prospects.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Mathematical and Computer Sciences > Mathematics
Mathematical and Computer Sciences > Mathematics > Applied Mathematics
Divisions:Department of Mathematics and Computer Science > Institute of Mathematics > Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Group
ID Code:2912
Deposited By: Ulrike Eickers
Deposited On:02 Mar 2023 13:22
Last Modified:20 Apr 2023 10:26

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