We study a variation of the trapping reaction, A+B→A, in which both the traps (A) and the particles (B) undergo diffusion, and the traps upon meeting react according to A+A→0 or A. This two-species reaction-diffusion system is known to exhibit a nontrivial decay exponent for the B particles, and recently renormalization group methods have predicted an anomalous dimension in the BB correlation function. To test these predictions, we develop a computer simulation method, motivated by the technique of Mehra and Grassberger [Phys. Rev. E 65, 050101(R) (2002)], that determines the complete probability distribution of the B particles for a given realization of the A-particle dynamics, thus providing a significant increase in the quality of statistics. Our numerical results indeed reveal the anomalous dimension predicted by the renormalization group, and compare well quantitatively to precisely known values in cases where the problem can be related to a four-walker problem.
Physical Review E
Physics & Astronomy
Hellerick, Joshua D.; Rhoades, Robert C.; and Vollmayr-Lee, Benjamin. "Numerical Simulation of the Trapping Reaction with Mobile and Reacting Traps." (2020) : 042112.