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Physical Review Letters
American Physical Society
A scaling theory and simulation results are presented for fragmentation of percolation clusters by random bond dilution. At the percolation threshold, scaling forms describe the average number of fragmenting bonds and the distribution of cluster masses produced by fragmentation. A relationship between the scaling exponents and standard percolation exponents is verified in one dimension, on the Bethe lattice, and for Monte Carlo simulations on a square lattice. These results further describe the structure of percolation clusters and provide kernels relevant to rate equations for fragmentation.
"Fragmentation of Percolation Clusters at the Percolation Threshold," M. F. Gyure and B. F. Edwards, Phys. Rev. Lett., 68, 2692 (1992) .
Published by the American Physical Society in Physical Review Letters. Publisher PDF is available for download through the link above.