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Nonequilibrium phase transitions in a driven sandpile model

Dhar, SK and Pandit, R and Ramaswamy, S (1995) Nonequilibrium phase transitions in a driven sandpile model. In: Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General, 28 (22). L563-L569 .

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We construct a driven sandpile slope model and study it by numerical simulations in one dimension. The model is specified by a threshold slope sigma(c), a parameter alpha, governing the local current-slope relation (beyond threshold), and j(in), the mean input current of sand. A non-equilibrium phase diagram is obtained in the alpha-j(in) plane. We find an infinity of phases, characterized by different mean slopes and separated by continuous or first-order boundaries, some of which we obtain analytically. Extensions to two dimensions are discussed.z

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Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Theoretical Studies (Ceased to exist at the end of 2003)
Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Depositing User: Ms V Mangala
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2011 05:22
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2011 05:22
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/38128

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