Feshanjerdi, Mohadeseh and Saberi, Abbas Ali ORCID: 0000-0001-8864-4748 (2021). Universality class of epidemic percolation transitions driven by random walks. Phys. Rev. E, 104 (6). COLLEGE PK: AMER PHYSICAL SOC. ISSN 2470-0053

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Inspired by the recent viral epidemic outbreak and its consequent worldwide pandemic, we devise a model to capture the dynamics and the universality of the spread of such infectious diseases. The transition from a precritical to the postcritical phase is modeled by a percolation problem driven by random walks on a two-dimensional lattice with an extra average number rho of nonlocal links per site. Using finite-size scaling analysis, we find that the effective exponents of the percolation transitions as well as the corresponding time thresholds, extrapolated to the infinite system size, are rho dependent. We argue that the rho dependence of our estimated exponents represents a crossover-type behavior caused by the finite-size effects between the two limiting regimes of the system. We also find that the universal scaling functions governing the critical behavior in every single realization of the model can be well described by the theory of extreme values for the maximum jumps in the order parameter and by the central limit theorem for the transition threshold.

Item Type: Journal Article
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Saberi, Abbas AliUNSPECIFIEDorcid.org/0000-0001-8864-4748UNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-573855
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.104.064125
Journal or Publication Title: Phys. Rev. E
Volume: 104
Number: 6
Date: 2021
Place of Publication: COLLEGE PK
ISSN: 2470-0053
Language: English
Faculty: Unspecified
Divisions: Unspecified
Subjects: no entry
Uncontrolled Keywords:
Physics, Fluids & Plasmas; Physics, MathematicalMultiple languages
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/57385


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