We study properties of interfaces between stationary phases of the two-dimensional discrete-time Toom model (north-east-center majority vote with small noise): phases not described by equilibrium Gibbs ensembles. Fluctuations in the interface maintained by mixed boundary conditions grow with distance much slower than in equilibrium systems; they have exponents close to 1/4 or 1/3, depending on symmetry, rather than 1/2, and have long-range correlations reminescent of self-organized critical behavior. Approximate theories reproduce this behavior qualitatively and lead to novel nonlinear partial differential equations for the asymptotic profile.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)