Microscopic-shock profiles: Exact solution of a non-equilibrium system

B. Deerida, S. A. Janowsky, J. L. Lebowitz, E. R. Speer

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The full microscopic structure of macroscopic shocks is obtained exactly in the one-dimensional totally asymmetric simple exclusion process from the complete solution of the uniform stationary non-equilibrium state of a system containing two types of particles—«first» and «second» class. The width of the shock as seen from a second-class particle diverges as the inverse square of its strength when the latter goes to zero. In that limit the steady state exhibits long-range correlations and weakly bound states of second-class particles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)651-656
Number of pages6
Issue number9
StatePublished - Jun 20 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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