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Title: Sequential partitioning: an alternative to understanding size distributions of avalanches in first-order phase transitions
Author: Frontera Beccaria, Carlos
Goicoechea, Jürgen
Ràfols, Ismael
Vives i Santa-Eulàlia, Eduard
Keywords: Equacions d'estat
Transformacions de fase (Física estadística)
Equations of state
Phase transformations (Statistical physics)
Issue Date: 1995
Publisher: The American Physical Society
Abstract: We study the problem of the partition of a system of initial size V into a sequence of fragments s1,s2,s3 . . . . By assuming a scaling hypothesis for the probability p(s;V) of obtaining a fragment of a given size, we deduce that the final distribution of fragment sizes exhibits power-law behavior. This minimal model is useful to understanding the distribution of avalanche sizes in first-order phase transitions at low temperatures.
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It is part of: Physical Review E, 1995, vol. 52, p. 5671-5674
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ISSN: 1063-651X
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Física Quàntica i Astrofísica)

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