# Anomalous discontinuity at the percolation critical point of active gels.

@article{Sheinman2014AnomalousDA, title={Anomalous discontinuity at the percolation critical point of active gels.}, author={Michael Sheinman and A. Sharma and Jos{\'e} Alvarado and Gijsje Hendrika Koenderink and Fred C. MacKintosh}, journal={Physical review letters}, year={2014}, volume={114 9}, pages={ 098104 } }

We develop a percolation model motivated by recent experimental studies of gels with active network remodeling by molecular motors. This remodeling was found to lead to a critical state reminiscent of random percolation (RP), but with a cluster distribution inconsistent with RP. Our model not only can account for these experiments, but also exhibits an unusual type of mixed phase transition: We find that the transition is characterized by signatures of criticality, but with a discontinuity in…

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