Tuesday, August 27 2019
15:30 - 16:45

Alladi Ramakrishnan Hall

Dynamics Of Propagating Modes and Characterisation Of Ordering In Coupled Non-Equilibrium Systems

Shauri Chakraborty

S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata

We study a coupled nonequilibrium system where two species of particles, one lighter (L) and the other heavier (H), move stochastically on an energy landscape, which also fluctuates in time. The particles tend to minimize their energy by moving along the local potential gradient and also by modifying the landscape around their position in such a way that the energy is further lowered. By tuning the coupling parameters that govern the action of the H and L particles on the landscape, we obtain a phase diagram that shows two new kinds of ordered phases in both particle species and also the landscape, along with two earlier found phases, and a disordered phase. The ordered phases show algebraic coarsening to steady state and rich dynamics. The phase diagram remains qualitatively valid for all densities in one and two dimensions. The disordered phase is characterised using a recently developed formalism of non-linear fluctuating hydrodynamics (NLFH) along with mode-coupling theory that predicts diffusive, KPZ, 3/2-LÚvy, 5/3-LÚvy, and golden mean universality classes for our system. However, we argue that in verifying the predictions through numerical simulations, the conclusions can be masked by finite size effects.

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