Journal of Statistical Physics

, Volume 146, Issue 4, pp 687–700 | Cite as

Deposition Processes with Hardcore Behaviour

  • Thomas S. Mountford
  • Aidan Sudbury


Particles are deposited onto a surface with discrete sites. They are subject to an inhibition by which they cannot pass close by a particle already fixed on the surface. This implies that the surface builds up with vertical gaps between the particles. In this paper it is shown that there is a limiting rate at which the surface grows, and that this is related to the “roughness” of the surface.


Interacting particle systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MATHAAEPFLEcublendSwitzerland
  2. 2.Monash UniversityClaytonAustralia

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