Critical behavior of an even-offspringed branching and annihilating random-walk cellular automaton with spatial disorder

Géza Ódor, Nóra Menyhárd

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A stochastic cellular automaton exhibiting a parity-conserving class transition has been investigated in the presence of quenched spatial disorder by large-scale simulations. Numerical evidence has been found that weak disorder causes irrelevant perturbation for the universal behavior of the transition and the absorbing phase of this model. This opens up the possibility for experimental observation of the critical behavior of a nonequilibrium phase transition to absorbing state. For very strong disorder the model breaks up into blocks with exponential-size distribution and continuously changing critical exponents are observed. For strong disorder the randomly distributed diffusion walls introduce another transition within the inactive phase of the model, in which residual particles survive the extinction. The critical dynamical behavior of this transition has been explored.

Original languageEnglish
Article number036130
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Apr 10 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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