Regular Article - Flowing Matter
Critical behavior in active lattice models of motility-induced phase separation
Institute of Physics, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz, Germany
Accepted: 15 March 2021
Published online: 16 April 2021
Lattice models allow for a computationally efficient investigation of motility-induced phase separation (MIPS) compared to off-lattice systems. Simulations are less demanding, and thus, bigger systems can be accessed with higher accuracy and better statistics. In equilibrium, lattice and off-lattice models with comparable interactions belong to the same universality class. Whether concepts of universality also hold for active particles is still a controversial and open question. Here, we examine two recently proposed active lattice systems that undergo MIPS and investigate numerically their critical behavior. In particular, we examine the claim that these systems and MIPS in general belong to the Ising universality class. We also take a more detailed look on the influence and role of rotational diffusion and active velocity in these systems.
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