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Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2004 Jun;69(6 Pt 2):066128. Epub 2004 Jun 16.

Totally asymmetric exclusion process on chains with a double-chain section in the middle: computer simulations and a simple theory.

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Institute of Mechanics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Academician G. Bonchev Street 4, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria.


Computer simulations of the totally asymmetric simple-exclusion process on chains with a double-chain section in the middle are performed in the case of random-sequential update. The outer ends of the chain segments connected to the middle double-chain section are open, so that particles are injected at the left end with rate alpha and removed at the right end with rate beta. At the branching point of the graph (the left end of the middle section) the particles choose with equal probability 1/2 which branch to take and then simultaneous motion of the particles along the two branches is simulated. With the aid of a simple theory, neglecting correlations at the junctions of the chain segments, the possible phase structures of the model are clarified. Density profiles and nearest-neighbor correlations in the steady states of the model at representative points of the phase diagram are obtained and discussed. Cross correlations are found to exist between equivalent sites of the branches of the middle section whenever they are in a coexistence phase.


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