Journal of Statistical Physics

, Volume 51, Issue 5, pp 797–802

Mean field theory of self-organized critical phenomena

  • Chao Tang
  • Per Bak
Articles

DOI: 10.1007/BF01014884

Cite this article as:
Tang, C. & Bak, P. J Stat Phys (1988) 51: 797. doi:10.1007/BF01014884

Abstract

A mean field theory is presented for the recently discovered self-organized critical phenomena. The critical exponents are calculated and found to be the same as the mean field values for percolation. The power spectrum has “1/f” behavior with exponentg4=1.

Key words

Self-organized criticalitycritical exponentsmean field theory1/f noise

Copyright information

© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chao Tang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Per Bak
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of CaliforniaSanta Barbara
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsBrookhaven National LaboratoryUpton