Traffic Jams in a Lattice-Gas Model

Oleg Braun, Bambi Hu

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We propose a simple lattice-gas model characterized by two states of atoms, the “thermalized” state, which is the same as in the standard lattice-gas model, and the “running” state, where the atoms jump in one direction only. The model exhibits the existence of “traffice jams” (bunching of thermalized atoms in compact groups), the nonlinear dependence of mobility on the jump probability, and the hysteresis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)629-649
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Statistical Physics
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1998

User-Defined Keywords

  • Lattice-gas model
  • nonequilibrium dynamics
  • nonlinear conductivity
  • hysteresis


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