Width distribution of curvature-driven interfaces: A study of universality

M. Plischke, Z. Rcz, R. K.P. Zia

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Abstract

One-dimensional interfaces with curvature-driven growth kinetics are investigated. We calculate the steady-state distribution P(w2) of the square of the width of the interface w2 and show that, as in the case for random-walk interfaces, the result can be written in a scaling form w2P(w2)=(w2/w2), where w2 is the average of w2. The scaling function (x) is found to be distinct from that of random-walk interfaces, but, as our Monte Carlo simulations indicate, this function is universal for curvature-driven growth. It is argued that comparison of scaling functions can be a useful method for distinguishing between universality classes of growth processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3589-3593
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review E
Volume50
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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