Universal versus drive-dependent exponents for sandpile models

Hiizu Nakanishi, Kim Sneppen

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We study the scaling relations of the Manna [J. Phys. A 24, L363 (1992)] model. We found that the avalanche exponent depends crucially on whether one drives the system in the bulk or at the boundary while the cutoff scaling exponent is invariant. Scaling relations relating these exponents are derived for various modes of driving. It is shown numerically that the one dimensional Manna model and a recently introduced ricepile model have the same exponents. Finally, a class of nonconserved self-organized critical models is introduced, and a classification scheme for sandpile models is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4012-4016
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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