Journal of Statistical Physics

, Volume 79, Issue 1, pp 13–23

Are damage spreading transitions generically in the universality class of directed percolation?

  • Peter Grassberger

DOI: 10.1007/BF02179381

Cite this article as:
Grassberger, P. J Stat Phys (1995) 79: 13. doi:10.1007/BF02179381


We present numerical evidence for the fact that the damage spreading transition in the Domany-Kinzel automaton found by Martinset al. is in the same universality class as directed percolation. We conjecture that also other damage spreading transitions should be in this universality class, unless they coincide with other transitions (as in the Ising model with Glauber dynamics) and provided the probability for a locally damaged state to become healed is not zero.

Key Words

Damage spreadingdirected percolationstochastic cellular automatacritical behaviorkinetic second-order phase transitions

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Grassberger
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  1. 1.Physics DepartmentUniversity of WuppertalWuppertalGermany