Growth Kinetics Problems and the Renormalization Group

  • Z. W. Lai
  • Gene F. Mazenko
  • Oriol T. Valls


We discuss the structure of the renormalization group and the determination of universality classes for growth kinetics problems. Our analysis is based on a differential renormalization group equation of the Callen-Symanzik type. We find that many growth kinetics problems can be classified into four basic groups characterized by different low temperature behavior.


Renormalization Group Universality Class Renormalization Group Equation Renormalization Group Approach Real Space Renormalization Group 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Z. W. Lai
    • 1
  • Gene F. Mazenko
    • 1
  • Oriol T. Valls
    • 2
  1. 1.The James Franck Institute and Department of PhysicsThe University of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.School of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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