Biased diffusion in percolation systems: Indication of multifractal behaviour

A. Bunde, H. Harder, S. Havlin, H. Eduardo Roman

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The authors study diffusion in percolation systems at criticality in the presence of a constant bias field E. Using the exact enumeration method they show that the mean displacement of a random walker varies as (r(t)) approximately log t/A(E) where A/(E)=In((1+E)/(1-E)) for small E. More generally, diffusion on a given configuration is characterised by the probability P(r,t) that the random walker is on site r at time t. They find that the corresponding configurational average shows simple scaling behaviour and is described by a single exponent. In contrast their numerical results indicate that the averaged moments (Pq(t))= Sigma rP q(r,t)) are described by an infinite hierarchy of exponents. For zero bias field, however, all moments are determined by a single gap exponent.

Original languageEnglish
Article number010
Pages (from-to)L865-L871
JournalJournal of Physics A: General Physics
Issue number13
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes


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