School Seminars and Colloquia

Aspects of Nonequilibrium: Growth and Pattern Formation in the Kardar Parisi Zhang equation for a growing interface

Statistical Mechanics/Combinatorics Seminar

by Hans Fogedby


Institution: Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Denmark
Date: Mon 31st March 2008
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Room 213, Richard Berry Bldg, The University of Melbourne

Abstract: A nonperturbative weak noise scheme is applied to the Kardar-Parisi-Zhang equation for a growing interface in all dimensions. It is shown that the growth morphology can be interpreted in terms of a dynamically evolving texture of localized growth modes with superimposed diffusive modes. Applying Derrick's theorem it is conjectured that the upper critical dimension is four.

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