Yen-Liang Chou

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A model of self-driven particles similar to the Vicsek model [Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 1226 (1995)] but with metric-free interactions is studied by means of a novel Enskog-type kinetic theory. In this model, N particles of constant speed v(0) try to align their travel directions with the average direction of a fixed number of closest neighbors. At strong(More)
We discuss a parameter-free scaling relation that yields a complete data collapse for large classes of nonequilibrium growth processes. We illustrate the power of this scaling relation through various growth models, such as the competitive growth model with random deposition and random deposition with surface diffusion or the restricted solid-on-solid model(More)
Motivated by a series of experiments that revealed a temperature dependence of the dynamic scaling regime of growing surfaces, we investigate theoretically how a nonequilibrium growth process reacts to a sudden change of system parameters. We discuss quenches between correlated regimes through exact expressions derived from the stochastic Edwards-Wilkinson(More)
The distribution of partition function zeros of the two-dimensional Ising model in the complex temperature plane is studied within the context of triangular decorated lattices and their triangle-star transformations. Exact recursion relations for the zeros are deduced for the description of the evolution of the distribution of the zeros subject to the(More)
Exact renormalization map of temperature between two successive decorated lattices is given, and the distribution of the partition function zeros in the complex temperature plane is obtained for any decoration level. The rule governing the variation of the distribution pattern as the decoration level changes is given. The densities of the zeros for the(More)
The exact closed forms of the partition functions of a two-dimensional Ising model on square lattices with twisted boundary conditions are given. The constructions of helical tori are unambiguously related to the twisted boundary conditions by virtue of the SL(2, Z) transforms. The numerical analyses on the deviations of the specific-heat peaks away from(More)
Recently, Hanke et al. [Phys. Rev. E 88, 052309 (2013)] showed that mean-field kinetic theory fails to describe collective motion in soft active colloids and that correlations must not be neglected. Correlation effects are also expected to be essential in systems of biofilaments driven by molecular motors and in swarms of midges. To obtain correlations in(More)
The conventional periodic boundary conditions in two dimensions are extended to general boundary conditions, prescribed by primitive vector pairs that may not coincide with the coordinate axes. This extension is shown to be unambiguously specified by the twisting scheme. Equivalent relations between different twist settings are constructed explicitly. The(More)
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