JETP Letters

, Volume 89, Issue 10, pp 519–524 | Cite as

“Burning and sticking” model for a porous material: suppression of the topological phase transition due to the backbone reinforcement effect

  • A. S. Ioselevich
  • D. S. Lyubshin
Condensed Matter


We introduce and study the “burning-and-sticking” (BS) lattice model for the porous material that involves sticking of emerging finite clusters to the mainland. In contrast with other single-cluster models, it does not demonstrate any phase transition: the backbone exists at arbitrarily low concentrations. The same is true for hybrid models, where the sticking events occur with probability q: the backbone survives at arbitrarily low q. Disappearance of the phase transition is attributed to the backbone reinforcement effect, generic for models with sticking. A relation between BS and the cluster-cluster aggregation is briefly discussed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. S. Ioselevich
    • 1
    • 2
  • D. S. Lyubshin
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Landau Institute for Theoretical PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Physics and TechnologyMoscowRussia

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