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Statistical theory for the Kardar-Parisi-Zhang equation in (1+1) dimensions


Davoudi,  J.
Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Max Planck Society;

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Masoudi, A. A., Shahbazi, F., Davoudi, J., & Reza Rehami Tabar, M. (2002). Statistical theory for the Kardar-Parisi-Zhang equation in (1+1) dimensions. Physical Review E, 65(2): 026132. Retrieved from http://ojps.aip.org/getabs/servlet/GetabsServlet?prog=normal&id=PLEEE8000065000002026132000001&idtype=cvips&gifs=yes.

Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-002B-3828-D
The Kardar-Parisi-Zhang (KPZ) equation in (1 + 1) dimensions dynamically develops sharply connected valley structures within which the height derivative is not continuous. We develop a statistical theory for the KPZ equation in (1 + 1) dimensions driven with a random forcing that is white in time and Gaussian-correlated in space. A master equation is derived for the joint probability density function of height difference and height gradient P(h-(h) over bar partial derivative(x)h,t) when the forcing correlation length is much smaller than the system size and much larger than the typical sharp valley width. In the time scales before the creation of the sharp valleys, we find the exact generating function of h - (h) over bar and partial derivative(x)h. The time scale of the sharp valley formation is expressed in terms of the force characteristics. In the stationary state, when the sharp valleys are fully developed, finite-size corrections to the scaling laws of the structure functions [(h - (h) over bar)(n)(partial derivative(x)h)(m)] are also obtained.