Multiscaling in Inelastic Collisions,

E. Ben-Naim and P.L. Krapivsky

We study relaxation properties of two-body collisions on the mean-field level. We show that this process exhibits multiscaling asymptotic behavior as the underlying distribution is characterized by an infinite set of nontrivial exponents. These nonequilibrium relaxation characteristics are found to be closely related to the steady state properties of the system.

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