Self-consistent expansion results for the nonlocal Kardar-Parisi-Zhang equation

Eytan Katzav*

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In this paper various predictions for the scaling exponents of the nonlocal Kardar-Parisi-Zhang (NKPZ) equation are discussed. I use the self-consistent expansion (SCE), and obtain results that are quite different from the result obtained in the past, using dynamic renormalization-group analysis, a scaling approach, and a self-consistent mode-coupling approach. It is shown that the results obtained using SCE recover an exact result for a subfamily of the NKPZ models in one dimension, while all the other methods fail to do so. It is also shown that the SCE result is the only one that is compatible with simple observations on the dependence of the dynamic exponent z in the NKPZ model on the exponent [Formula presented] characterizing the decay of the nonlinear interaction. The reasons for the failure of other methods to deal with NKPZ are also discussed.

Original languageAmerican English
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes


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