Schrenk, K. Julian
Araújo, Nuno A.M.
Herrmann, Hans J.
- Journal Article
We numerically show that the statistical properties of the shortest path on critical percolation clusters are consistent with the ones predicted for Schramm-Loewner evolution (SLE) curves for κ = 1.04 ± 0.02. The shortest path results from a global optimization process. To identify it, one needs to explore an entire area. Establishing a relation with SLE permits to generate curves statistically equivalent to the shortest path from a Brownian motion. We numerically analyze the winding angle, the left passage probability, and the driving function of the shortest path and compare them to the distributions predicted for SLE curves with the same fractal dimension. The consistency with SLE opens the possibility of using a solid theoretical framework to describe the shortest path and it raises relevant questions regarding conformal invariance and domain Markov properties, which we also discuss Show more
Journal / seriesScientific Reports
Pages / Article No.
PublisherNature Publishing Group
SubjectStatistical physics; Phase transitions and critical phenomena
Organisational unit03733 - Herrmann, Hans Jürgen
319968 - Fluid Flow in Complex and Curved Spaces (EC)
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