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Effects of initial height on the steady-state persistence probability of linear growth models

Chanphana, R and Chatraphorn, P and Dasgupta, C (2013) Effects of initial height on the steady-state persistence probability of linear growth models. In: PHYSICAL REVIEW E, 88 (6).

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The effects of the initial height on the temporal persistence probability of steady-state height fluctuations in up-down symmetric linear models of surface growth are investigated. We study the (1 + 1)-dimensional Family model and the (1 + 1)-and (2 + 1)-dimensional larger curvature (LC) model. Both the Family and LC models have up-down symmetry, so the positive and negative persistence probabilities in the steady state, averaged over all values of the initial height h(0), are equal to each other. However, these two probabilities are not equal if one considers a fixed nonzero value of h(0). Plots of the positive persistence probability for negative initial height versus time exhibit power-law behavior if the magnitude of the initial height is larger than the interface width at saturation. By symmetry, the negative persistence probability for positive initial height also exhibits the same behavior. The persistence exponent that describes this power-law decay decreases as the magnitude of the initial height is increased. The dependence of the persistence probability on the initial height, the system size, and the discrete sampling time is found to exhibit scaling behavior.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: copyright for this article belongs to AMER PHYSICAL SOC,USA
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2014 04:36
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2014 04:36
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/48214

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