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TASEP Exit Times

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We address the question of the time needed by $N$ particles, initially located on the first sites of a finite 1D lattice of size $L$, to exit that lattice when they move according to a TASEP transport model. Using analytical calculations and numerical simulations, we show that when $N \ll L$, the mean exit time of the particles is asymptotically given by $T_N(L) \sim L+\beta_N \sqrt{L}$ for large lattices. Building upon exact results obtained for 2 particles, we devise an approximate continuous space and time description of the random motion of the particles that provides an analytical recursive relation for the coefficients $\beta_N$. The results are shown to be in very good agreement with numerical results. This approach sheds some light on the exit dynamics of $N$ particles in the regime where $N$ is finite while the lattice size $L\rightarrow \infty$. This complements previous asymptotic results obtained by Johansson in \cite{Johansson2000} in the limit where both $N$ and $L$ tend to infinity while keeping the particle density $N/L$ finite.
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hal-04279672 , version 1 (10-11-2023)

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Jérôme Dorignac, Fred Geniet, Estelle Pitard. TASEP Exit Times. 2023. ⟨hal-04279672⟩
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