Diffusion-limited aggregation near the percolation threshold

Paul Meakin*, Michael Murat, Amnon Aharony, Jens Feder, Torstein Jøssang

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Diffusion-limited aggregation (DLA) and dielectric breakdown (DB) models have been used to simulate growth controlled by a Laplacian field on a square lattice network. A fraction f{hook} (near the percolation threshold f{hook}c) of the bonds had a high conductivity (equal to 1), while the others had a low conductivity, equal to R. We used 10-5 < R < 1 for DLA and R = 10-8 for DB. We find crossover from growth on an incipient percolation cluster, with fractal dimensionality D ≅ 1.3, for small length scales, to that on a uniform substrate (D ≅ 1.7), for a large length scales. The crossover length behaves as LR-a, with the crossover exponent a ≅ 0.25. The results were using a scaling theory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-20
Number of pages20
JournalPhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Feb 1989


FundersFunder number
Israel Academy of Sciencesa nd the Israel AEC
U.S.-Israel Binational ScienceF oundation


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