Effects of the screening breakdown in the diffusion-limited aggregation model
Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, 36571-000, Viçosa,
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Corresponding author: a email@example.com
Published online: 14 December 2004
Several models based on the diffusion-limited aggregation (DLA) model were proposed and their scaling properties explored by computational and theoretical approaches. In this paper, we consider a new extension of the on-lattice DLA model in which the unitary random steps are replaced by random flights of fixed length. This procedure reduces the screening for particle penetration present in the original DLA model and, consequently, generates new pattern classes. The patterns have DLA-like scaling properties at small length of the random flights. However, as the flight size increases, the patterns are initially round and compact but become fractal for sufficiently large clusters. Their radius of gyration and number of particles at the cluster surface scale asymptotically as in the original DLA model. The transition between compact and fractal patterns is characterized by wavelength selection, and 1/k noise was observed far from the transition.
PACS: 05.40.Fb – Random walks and Levy flights / 05.50.+q – Lattice theory and statistics (Ising, Potts, etc.) / 05.10.Ln – Monte Carlo methods
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