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Nonlocal growth processes and conformal invariance
JOURNAL OF STATISTICAL MECHANICS-THEORY AND EXPERIMENT, BRISTOL, v. 26, n. 12, supl. 4, Part 1-2, pp. 1311-1325, MAY, 2012
Alcaraz, Francisco Castilho
Up to now the raise-and-peel model was the single known example of a one-dimensional stochastic process where one can observe conformal invariance. The model has one parameter. Depending on its value one has a gapped phase, a critical point where one has conformal invariance, and a gapless phase with changing values of the dynamical critical exponent z. In this model, adsorption is local but desorption is not. The raise-and-strip model presented here, in which desorption is also nonlocal, has the same phase diagram. The critical exponents are different as are some physical properties of the model. Our study suggests the possible existence of a whole class of stochastic models in which one can observe conformal invariance.