#### Explosive condensation in a mass transport model

- Event time: 11:30am
- Event date: 18th January 2012
- Speaker: Dr Bartlomiej Waclaw (School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
- Location: Room 2511, James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) James Clerk Maxwell Building Peter Guthrie Tait Road Edinburgh EH9 3FD GB

### Event details

I will study a far-from-equilibrium system of interacting particles, hopping between sites of a 1d lattice with a rate which increases with the number of particles at interacting sites. I will show that clusters of particles, which initially spontaneously form in the system, begin to move at increasing speed as they gain particles. Ultimately, they produce a moving condensate which comprises a finite fraction of the mass in the system. In contrast with previously studied models of condensation, the relaxation time to steady state decreases as an inverse power of ln L with system size L and that condensation is instantenous for L-->infinity.

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