We construct and study a stationary version of the Hastings–Levitov(0) model. We prove that, unlike in the classical HL(0) model, in the stationary case the size of particles attaching to the aggregate is tight, and therefore SHL(0) is proposed as a potential candidate for a stationary off-lattice variant of diffusion limited aggregation (DLA). The stationary setting, together with a geometric interpretation of the harmonic measure, yields new geometric results such as stabilization, finiteness of arms and arm size distribution. We show that, under appropriate scaling, arms in SHL(0) converge to the graph of Brownian motion which has fractal dimension 3/2. Moreover we show that trees with n particles reach a height of order n2/3, corresponding to a numerical prediction of Meakin from 1983 for the gyration radius of DLA growing on a long line segment.
- Aggregation processes
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Statistics and Probability
- Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty