Sandpile on scale-free networks

Kwang-Il Goh, D. S. Lee, B. Kahng, D. Kim

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The Bak-Tang-Weisenfeld sandpile model in scale-free networks was studied. Numerical simulations revealed that for 2<γ<3 the scaling behavior of the avalanche size distribution differs from the mean-field prediction. By mapping to the multiplicative branching process, it was possible to obtain the asymptotic behaviors of the avalanche size and duration distributions analytically.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Oct 3
Externally publishedYes


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Goh, K-I., Lee, D. S., Kahng, B., & Kim, D. (2003). Sandpile on scale-free networks. Physical Review Letters, 91(14).