Dynamic scaling of a reaction-limited decay process

Reverberi, A P and Scalas, E (1998) Dynamic scaling of a reaction-limited decay process. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 254 (3-4). pp. 348-357. ISSN 0378-4371

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A model of surface deconstruction in 1+1 dimensions is presented in this paper. The process of decay goes on only at surface sites in a reaction-limited regime and the statistical properties of surface sites are studied in comparison with the well-known results of the Eden growth. In particular, the dynamic behaviour of the short-time exponent β is investigated for large strips and differences between Eden growth and the present decay model are pointed out. It is shown how a simple scheme of site extraction can produce a multiple cluster decay whose secondary mechanical effects often arise from and overlap to a generic process of chemical erosion. The analysis of the particles released during deconstruction is related to experimental results on highly ordered pyrolythic graphite. Such an analysis can explain some discrepancies between continuum theory and a specific chemical disaggregation.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Mathematics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA0273 Probabilities. Mathematical statistics
Q Science > QC Physics > QC0170 Atomic physics. Constitution and properties of matter Including molecular physics, relativity, quantum theory, and solid state physics
Depositing User: Enrico Scalas
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2014 13:40
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2014 13:40
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/50317
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