percolation problem

percolation problem

[‚pər·kə′lā·shən ‚präb·ləm]
(mathematics)
The problem of determining the critical threshold concentration of conducting links in a pecolation network at which an infinite cluster of conducting links is formed and the lattice transforms from an insulator to a conductor.
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The problem discussed earlier is analogous to the well studied bond percolation problem, [8, 9] with each cell window acting as a bond.
In a typical percolation problem, one has randomly distributed sites connected by percolation channels.
This analogy of phase transition has been recognized in other percolation problems in statistical physics.