Experimental determination of KPZ height-fluctuation distributions
Department of Physics, University of Jyväskylä, P.O. Box 35 (YFL),
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Revised: 30 March 2005
Published online: 8 August 2005
Height-fluctuation distributions of nonequilibrium interfaces were analyzed using slow-combustion fronts propagating in sheets of paper. All distributions measured were definitely non-Gaussian. The experimental distributions for transient and stationary regimes were well fitted by the theoretical distributions proposed by Prähofer and Spohn in reference . Consistent with the Galilean invariance of the system, the same distributions were found for horizontal fronts and, when determined along the normal to the slope, for fronts with a non-zero average slope.
PACS: 05.40.-a – Fluctuation phenomena, random processes, noise, and Brownian motion / 64.60.Ht – Dynamic critical phenomena
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