Lane formation in a lattice model for oppositely driven binary particles

Hiroki Ohta 1

Europhysics Letters 99 (2012) 40006

Oppositely driven binary particles with repulsive interactions on the square lattice are investigated at the zero-temperature limit. Two classes of steady states related to stuck configurations and lane formations have been constructed in systematic ways under certain conditions. A mean-field type analysis carried out using a percolation problem based on the constructed steady states provides an estimation of the phase diagram, which is qualitatively consistent with numerical simulations. Further, finite size effects in terms of lane formations are discussed.

  • 1. Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modèles Statistiques (LPTMS),
    CNRS : UMR8626 – Université Paris XI - Paris Sud