Abstract

We investigate the critical behavior of systems exhibiting a continuous absorbing phase transition in the presence of a conserved field coupled to the order parameter. The results obtained point out the existence of a new universality class of nonequilibrium phase transitions that characterizes a vast set of systems including conserved threshold transfer processes and stochastic sandpile models.

Notes

Originally published in Physical Review Letters, v.85 no.9 (2000), pp.1803-1806. DOI:10.1103/PhysRevLett.85.1803. Dr. Vespignani is affiliated with Northeastern University as of the time of deposit.

Keywords

continuous absorbing phase transition, nonequilibrium phase transition, conserved field, universality class

Subject Categories

Phase transformations (Statistical physics)

Disciplines

Physics

Publisher

American Physical Society

Publication Date

8-28-2000

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©2000 American Physical Society

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American Physical Society

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