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Universal fluctuations in KPZ growth on one-dimensional flat substrates

Authors
  • Oliveira, T. J.
  • Ferreira, S. C.
  • Alves, S. G.
Type
Published Article
Publication Date
Dec 09, 2011
Submission Date
Dec 09, 2011
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.85.010601
Source
arXiv
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Abstract

We present a numerical study of the evolution of height distributions (HDs) obtained in interface growth models belonging to the Kardar-Parisi-Zhang (KPZ) universality class. The growth is done on an initially flat substrate. The HDs obtained for all investigated models are very well fitted by the theoretically predicted Gaussian Orthogonal Ensemble (GOE) distribution. The first cumulant has a shift that vanishes as $t^{-1/3}$, while the cumulants of order $2\le n\le 4$ converge to GOE as $t^{-2/3}$ or faster, behaviors previously observed in other KPZ systems. These results yield a new evidence for the universality of the GOE distribution in KPZ growth on flat substrates. Finally, we further show that the surfaces are described by the Airy$_{1}$ process.

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