Dynamics of vacillating voters

R. Lambiotte, S. Redner

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    We introduce the vacillating voter model in which each voter consults two neighbors to decide its state, and changes opinion if it disagrees with either neighbor. This irresolution leads to a global bias toward zero magnetization. In spatial dimension d>1, anti-coarsening arises in which the linear dimension L of minority domains grows as t. One consequence is that the time to reach consensus scales exponentially with the number of voters.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2007


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