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Weak and strong dynamic scaling in a one-dimensional driven coupled-field model: Effects of kinematic waves

Das, Dibyendu and Basu, Abhik and Barma, Mustansir and Ramaswamy, Sriram (2001) Weak and strong dynamic scaling in a one-dimensional driven coupled-field model: Effects of kinematic waves. In: Physical Review E (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics), 64 (2). 021402/1-15.

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Abstract

We study the coupled dynamics of the displacement fields in a one-dimensional coupled-field model for drifting crystals, first proposed by Lahiri and Ramaswamy [Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 1150 (1997)]. We present some exact results for the steady state and the current in the lattice version of the model for a special subspace in the parameter space, within the region where the model displays kinematic waves. We use these results to construct the effective continuum equations corresponding to the lattice model. These equations decouple at the linear level in terms of the eigenmodes. We examine the long-time, large-distance properties of the correlation functions of the eigenmodes by using symmetry arguments, Monte Carlo simulations, and self-consistent mode-coupling methods. For most parameter values, the scaling exponents of the Kardar-Parisi-Zhang equation are obtained. However, for certain symmetry-determined values of the coupling constants the two eigenmodes, although nonlinearly coupled, are characterized by two distinct dynamic exponents. We discuss the possible application of the dynamic renormalization group in this context.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to American Physical Society (APS).
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2004
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:14
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/1079

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