## Abstract

On the planar hexagonal lattice ℍ, we analyze the Markov process whose state σ(t), in {-1,+1} ^{ℍ}, updates each site v asynchronously in continuous time t ≥ 0, so that σ _{v},(t) agrees with a majority of its (three) neighbors. The initial σ _{v}(0)'s are i.i.d. with P[σ _{v}(0) = +1] = p ∈ [0, 1]. We study, both rigorously and by Monte Carlo simulation, the existence and nature of the percolation transition as t → ∞ and p → 1/2. Denoting by x ^{+}(t, p) the expected size of the plus cluster containing the origin, we (1) prove that χ ^{+}(∞, 1/2) = ∞ and (2) study numerically critical exponents associated with the divergence of %chi; ^{+}(∞, p) as p ↑ 1/2. A detailed finite-size scaling analysis suggests that the exponents γ and ν of this t = ∞ (dependent) percolation model have the same values, 4/3 and 43/18, as standard two-dimensional independent percolation. We also present numerical evidence that the rate at which σ(t) → σ(∞) as t → ∞ is exponential.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 57-72 |

Number of pages | 16 |

Journal | Journal of Statistical Physics |

Volume | 111 |

Issue number | 1-2 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Apr 2003 |

## Keywords

- Critical exponents
- Dependent percolation
- Glauber dynamics
- Hexagonal lattice
- Ising spin dynamics

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Mathematical Physics