Random sequential adsorption on a ladder

Y. Fan, J. K. Percus

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We study the asymptotic coverage of a lattice to which particles are randomly and irreversibly attached, under the constraint of nearest neighbor exclusion. After reviewing the case of a one-dimensional lattice, we extend the treatment first to a triangular ladder and then to a square ladder. The former maps onto a previously solved one-dimensional case, the latter does not. We also determine the time-dependent coverage of the square ladder. Implications as to the process on a full 2-dimensional square lattice are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)263-271
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Statistical Physics
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jan 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics


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