A class of non-local contact processes is introduced and studied using the mean field approximation and numerical simulations. In these processes particles are created at a rate which decays algebraically with the distance from the nearest particle. It is found that the transition into the absorbing state is continuous and is characterized by continuously varying critical exponents. This model differs from the previously studied non-local directed percolation model, where particles are created by unrestricted Levy flights. It is motivated by recent studies of non-equilibrium wetting indicating that such non-local processes play a role in the unbinding transition. Other non-local processes which have been suggested to exist within the context of wetting are considered as well.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Journal of statistical mechanics-Theory and experiment|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2006|
- nonequilibrium wetting (theory)
- phase transitions into absorbing states (theory)
- DIRECTED PERCOLATION