Cell renormalisation of growth processes: 'True' self-avoiding walks and growing animals

H. Nakanishi, F. Family

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The authors present a generating function formalism for growth processes in general, and introduce a new cell renormalisation scheme. As examples, they treat the 'true' self-avoiding walk and the Eden process (or growing animals) in two and three dimensions using small cells. The results in both cases indicate a substantial increase in the fractal dimension D compared with their equilibrium counterparts. The case of the Eden process may, however, suggest a peculiar convergence behaviour as the cell size b tends to infinity.

Original languageEnglish
Article number027
Pages (from-to)427-433
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and General
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1984
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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