Finite-size scaling and universality for the totally asymmetric simple-exclusion process.


The applicability of the concepts of finite-size scaling and universality to nonequilibrium phase transitions is considered in the framework of the one-dimensional totally asymmetric simple-exclusion process with open boundaries. In the thermodynamic limit there are boundary-induced transitions both of the first and second order between steady-state phases of the model. We derive finite-size scaling expressions for the current near the continuous phase transition and for the local density near the first-order transition under different stochastic dynamics and compare them to establish the existence of universal functions. Next we study numerically the finite-size behavior of the Lee-Yang zeros of the normalization factor for the different steady-state probabilities.

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@article{Brankov2005FinitesizeSA, title={Finite-size scaling and universality for the totally asymmetric simple-exclusion process.}, author={Jordan Brankov and Nadezhda Bunzarova}, journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics}, year={2005}, volume={71 3 Pt 2A}, pages={036130} }