Phase diagram of one-dimensional driven lattice gases with open boundaries

Anatoly B. Kolomeisky, Gunter M. Schütz, Eugene B. Kolomeisky, Joseph P. Straley

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We consider the asymmetric simple exclusion process (ASEP) with open boundaries and other driven stochastic lattice gases of particles entering, hopping and leaving a one-dimensional lattice. The long-term system dynamics, stationary states, and the nature of phase transitions between steady states can be understood in terms of the interplay of two characteristic velocities, the collective velocity and the shock (domain wall) velocity. This interplay results in two distinct types of domain walls whose dynamics is computed. We conclude that the phase diagram of the ASEP is generic for one-component driven lattice gases with a single maximum in the current-density relation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6911-6919
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and General
Issue number33
StatePublished - Aug 21 1998

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Acknowledgements The first author wishes to thank the University of Malaya's Postgraduate Scholarship Committee as well as the Research and Development Management Unit for providing financial support for the research. The authors are grateful to Professor Ronald Melzack of McGill University for allowing the use of the Short-Form McGill Pain Questionnaire.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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