We consider a system of clusters made of elementary building blocks, monomers, and evolving via collisions between diffusing monomers and immobile composite clusters. In our model, the cluster-monomer collision can lead to the attachment of the monomer to the cluster (addition process) or to the total breakup of the cluster (shattering process). A phase transition, separating qualitatively different behaviors, occurs when the probability of shattering events exceeds a certain threshold. The novel feature of the phase transition is the dramatic dependence on the initial conditions.
|Journal||Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 17 Oct 2017|