Campus Units

Physics and Astronomy, Mathematics, Ames Laboratory

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

1993

Journal or Book Title

Reviews of Modern Physics

Volume

65

Issue

4

First Page

1281

Last Page

1330

DOI

10.1103/RevModPhys.65.1281

Abstract

Irreversible random sequential adsorption (RSA) on lattices, and continuum "car parking" analogues, have long received attention as models for reactions on polymer chains, chemisorption on single-crystal surfaces, adsorption in colloidal systems, and solid state transformations. Cooperative generalizations of these models (CSA) are sometimes more appropriate, and can exhibit richer kinetics and spatial structure, e.g., autocatalysis and clustering. The distribution of filled or transformed sites in RSA and CSA is not described by an equilibrium Gibbs measure. This is the case even for the saturation "jammed" state of models where the lattice or space cannot fill completely. However exact analysis is often possible in one dimension, and a variety of powerful analytic methods have been developed for higher dimensional models. Here we review the detailed understanding of asymptotic kinetics, spatial correlations, percolative structure, etc., which is emerging for these far-from-equilibrium processes.

Comments

This article is published as Evans, J. W. "Random and cooperative sequential adsorption." Reviews of modern physics 65, no. 4 (1993): 1281, doi:10.1103/RevModPhys.65.1281. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Physical Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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