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However, before passing to the limit τ → 0 the layer ϒτ remains volumetric. 3). e. t∗ = t − τ with τ → +0. 3) exhibits strong variations on small spatial scales, whereas the latter one G(r∗ , t − τ|r0 , t0 ) becomes a smooth function of the argument r∗ . Now, however, applying directly to an expansion similar to that which has been used in deriving the backward Fokker–Planck equation is not appropriate. 10) have another meaning. 4) can essentially deviate from unity. To overcome this problem the Pontryagin technique is applied [197].

3). In this way we get Q = drφ(r)G(r, t∗ + τ|r0 , t0 ) Q Q dr dr∗ φ(r) G(r, t∗ + τ|r∗ , t∗ ) G(r∗ , t∗ |r0 , t0 ). 19) For a rather small time scale τ the Green function G(r, t∗ + τ|r∗ , t∗ ) is located practically within some small neighborhood of the point r∗ . In this way the function φ(r) can be expanded in the Taylor series near the point r∗ with respect to the variable R = r − r∗ M φ(r) = φ(r∗ ) + i=1 Ri ∇i∗ φ(r∗ ) + 1 2 M Ri Rj ∇i∗ ∇j∗ φ(r∗ ). 21) is also justiﬁed for a small value of τ.

The second type is similar to the ﬁrst one except for the fact that the walker can be trapped at the boundary and will not return again to the medium. 4 x2 x1 x1 x3 3+ x3 3+ λ, x3 Three types of boundaries under consideration. g. [55]). Generally the boundary absorption is described by the rate σCs , where σ is a certain kinetic coefﬁcient. The third type of boundaries are very common, for example, in polycrystals or nanoparticle agglomerates. The grain boundaries contain a huge amount of defects and as a result the diffusion coefﬁcient inside the grain boundaries can exceed its value in the crystal bulk by many orders.