Effects of translational symmetry breaking induced by the boundaries in a driven diffusive system

Jørgen Vitting Andersen, Kwan-tai Leung

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Abstract

We study the effects of the boundary conditions in a driven diffusive lattice-gas model which is known to display kinetic phase transitions. We find, in the case of attractive interaction, that a boundary-condition-induced symmetry breaking of the translational invariance, along the direction of the external field, destroys the second-order kinetic phase transition. This feature is absent in equilibrium systems. In the repulsive case, the phase diagram and critical properties are probably unaltered.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume43
Issue number10
Pages (from-to)8744-8746
ISSN2469-9950
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1991

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Copyright (1991) by the American Physical Society.

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