Indexed on: 17 Dec '04Published on: 17 Dec '04Published in: Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics
We analytically investigate a one-dimensional branching-coalescing model with reflecting boundaries in a canonical ensemble where the total number of particles on the chain is conserved. Exact analytical calculations show that the model has two different phases which are separated by a second-order phase transition. The thermodynamic behavior of the canonical partition function of the model has been calculated exactly in each phase. Density profiles of particles have also been obtained explicitly. It is shown that the exponential part of the density profiles decays on three different length scales which depend on the total density of particles.