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Paper   IPM / Astronomy / 12909
School of Astronomy
  Title:   Universality and conformal non-invariance in self-affine rough surfaces
1.  S. Hosseinabadi
2.  M.A. Rajabpour
3.  M.S. Movahed
4.  S. M. Vaez
  Status:   Submitted
  Journal: Phys. Rev. E
  Year:  2013
  Pages:   8
  Supported by:  IPM
We show numerically that the roughness and growth exponents of a wide range of rough surfaces, such as random deposition with relaxation (RDR), ballistic deposition (BD) and restricted solid-on-solid model (RSOS), are independent of the underlying regular (square, triangular, honeycomb) or random (Voronoi) lattices. In addition we show that the universality holds also at the level of statistical properties of the iso-height lines on different lattices. This universality is revealed by calculating the fractal dimension, loop correlation exponent and the length distribution exponent of the individual contours. We also indicate that the hyperscaling relations are valid for the iso-height lines of all the studied Gaussian and non-Gaussian self-affine rough surfaces. Finally using the direct method of Langlands et.al we show that the contour lines of the rough surfaces are not conformal invariant except when we have simple Gaussian free field theory with zero roughness exponent.

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