From multiplicative noise to directed percolation in wetting transitions

F Ginelli, V Ahlers, R Livi, D Mukamel, A Pikovsky, A Politi, A Torcini

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A simple one-dimensional microscopic model of the depinning transition of an interface from an attractive hard wall is introduced and investigated. Upon varying a control parameter, the critical behavior observed along the transition line changes from a directed-percolation type to a multiplicative-noise type. Numerical simulations allow for a quantitative study of the multicritical point separating the two regions. Mean-field arguments and the mapping on yet a simpler model provide some further insight on the overall scenario.

Original languageEnglish
Article number065102(R)
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review. E, Statistical, Nonlinear and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2003


  • phase-transition
  • systems
  • diffusion


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