Percolation phenomena: a broad-brush introduction with some recent applications to porous media, liquid water, and city growth

H. Eugene Stanley, José S. Andrade, Shlomo Havlin, Hernán A. Makse, Béla Suki

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Abstract

This brief overview is designed to introduce some of the advances that have occurred in our understanding of percolation phenomena. We organize our presentation around three simple questions: (i) What are percolation phenomena? (ii) Why do we care? (iii) What do we actually do? To answer the third question, we will briefly review some recent applications of percolation that have been the subject of research in the Boston University group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-16
Number of pages12
JournalPhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Volume266
Issue number1-4
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Apr 1999
EventProceedings of the 1998 International Conference on Percolation and Disordered Systems: Theory and Applications - Giessen, Ger
Duration: 14 Jul 199817 Jul 1998

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We thank our co-authors whose work is reported here. One of us (HES) thanks especially A. Coniglio for teaching him many of the finer points of percolation theory. Finally, we thank BP, CNPq, and NSF for supporting our group's research on percolation.

Funding

We thank our co-authors whose work is reported here. One of us (HES) thanks especially A. Coniglio for teaching him many of the finer points of percolation theory. Finally, we thank BP, CNPq, and NSF for supporting our group's research on percolation.

FundersFunder number
National Science Foundation
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico

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