Faster calculation of the percolation correlation length on spatial networks

Michael M. Danziger, Bnaya Gross, Sergey V. Buldyrev

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The divergence of the correlation length ζ at criticality is an important phenomenon of percolation in two-dimensional systems. Substantial speed-ups to the calculation of the percolation threshold and component distribution have been achieved by utilizing disjoint sets, but existing algorithms of this sort cannot measure the correlation length. Here we utilize the parallel axis theorem to track the correlation length as nodes are added to the system, allowing us to utilize disjoint sets to measure ζ for the entire percolation process with arbitrary precision in a single sweep. This algorithm enables direct measurement of the correlation length in lattices as well as spatial network topologies and provides an important tool for understanding critical phenomena in spatial systems.

Original languageEnglish
Article number013306
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number1
StatePublished - 13 Jan 2020

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