DIMACS TR: 96-42

Numerical study of a non-equilibrium interface model

Authors: Balakrishna Subramanian, G.T. Barkema, J.L. Lebowitz, E.R. Speer


We have carried out extensive computer simulations of one-dimensional models related to the low noise (solid-on-solid) non-equilibrium interface of a two dimensional anchored Toom model with unbiased and biased noise. For the unbiased case the computed fluctuations of the interface in this limit provide new numerical evidence for the logarithmic correction to the subnormal $L^{\frac{1}{2}}$ variance which was predicted by the dynamic renormalization group calculations on the modified Edwards-Wilkinson equation. In the biased case the simulations are in close quantitative agreement with the predictions of the Collective Variable Approximation (CVA), which gives the same $L^{\frac{2}{3}}$ behavior of the variance as the KPZ equation.

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