Universality in sandpiles

Title:
Universality in sandpiles
Creator:
Chessa, A (Author)
Stanley, H E (Author)
Vespignani, A (Author)
Zapperi, S (Author)
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Physical Society
Copyright date:
1999
Type of resource:
Text
Genre:
Articles
Format:
electronic
Digital origin:
born digital
Abstract/Description:
We perform extensive numerical simulations of different versions of the sandpile model. We find that previous claims about universality classes are unfounded, since the method previously employed to analyze the data suffered from a systematic bias. We identify the correct scaling behavior and provide evidences suggesting that sandpiles with stochastic and deterministic toppling rules belong to the same universality class.
Comments:
Originally published in Physical Review E, v.59 no.1 (1999), pp.R12-R15. DOI:10.1103/PhysRevE.59.R12. Dr. Vespignani is affiliated with Northeastern University as of the time of deposit.
Subjects and keywords:
Scaling laws (Statistical physics)
sandpile models
scaling behavior
universality classes
Physics

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