A mesoscopic theory for diffusion of molecules interacting with a long-range potential is derived for Arrhenius microscopic dynamics. Gradient Monte Carlo simulations are presented on a one-dimensional lattice to assess the validity of the mesoscopic theory. Results are compared for Metropolis and Arrhenius microscopic dynamics. Non-Fickian behavior is demonstrated and it is shown that microscopic dynamics dictate the steady-state concentration profiles.
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