Physics and Astronomy, Mathematics, Chemistry, Ames Laboratory
Journal or Book Title
Journal of Mathematical Physics
For processes where ‘‘filling’’ events occur irreversibly and, in general, cooperatively at the sites of a lattice, the minimal closed hierarchy of rate equations involves only probabilities for (effectively) connected subconfigurations of empty sites. Extended hierarchies of equations for (effectively) disconnected empty subconfigurations couple back to these. Here we consider a solution to the latter via previously developed exact and approximate truncation schemes based on a shielding property of empty sites. Numerical results for several processes are presented for correlation behavior in both autocatalytic and autoinhibitory rate regimes. The asymptotic large separation behavior of the spatial correlations is analyzed most easily by z‐transforming the equations with respect to separations and is fundamentally different from that of equilibrium distributions.
American Institute of Physics
Evans, James W.; Burgess, D. R.; and Hoffman, D. K., "Irreversible random and cooperative processes on lattices: Spatial correlations" (1984). Physics and Astronomy Publications. 434.