Abstract

Fractional Levy motion has been derived from its generalized Langevin equation via path integrals in earlier works and has since proven to be a useful model for nonlocal and non-Markovian processes, especially in the context of nondiffusive transport. Here, we generalize the approach to treat tempered Levy distributions and derive the propagator and diffusion equation of truncated asymmetrical fractional Levy motion via path integrals. The model now recovers exponentially tempered tails above a chosen scale in the propagator, and therefore finite moments at all orders. Concise analytical expressions for its variance, skewness, and kurtosis are derived as a function of time. We then illustrate the versatility of this model by applying it to simulations of the turbulent transport of fast ions in the TORPEX basic plasma device.

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