Kardar-Parisi-Zhang universality class for the critical dynamics of reaction-diffusion fronts Articles uri icon

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  • February 2020

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  • We have studied front dynamics for the discrete reaction&-diffusion system, which in the continuum is described by the (stochastic) Fisher&-Kolmogorov&-Petrovsky&-Piscunov equation. We have revisited this discrete model in two space dimensions by means of extensive numerical simulations and an improved analysis of the time evolution of the interface separating the stable and unstable phases. In particular, we have measured the full set of scaling exponents which characterize the spatio-temporal fluctuations of such front for different lattice sizes, focusing mainly in the front width and correlation length. These exponents are in very good agreement with those computed in (Moro E 2001 Phys. Rev. Lett. 87 238303) and correspond to those of the Kardar&-Parisi&-Zhang (KPZ) universality class for one-dimensional interfaces. Furthermore, we have studied the one-point statistics and the covariance of rescaled front fluctuations, which had remained thus far unexplored in the literature and allows for a further stringent test of KPZ universality.


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  • dynamical processes; growth processes; numerical simulations