Lattice gas automata with collision rules that violate the conditions of semidetailed-balance exhibit algebraic decay of equal time spatial correlations between fluctuations of conserved densities. This is shown on the basis of a systematic microscopic theory. Analytical expressions for the dominant long range behavior of correlation functions are derived using kinetic theory. We discuss a model of interacting random walkers with x-y anisotropy whose pair correlation function decays as 1/r 2, and an isotropic fluid-type model with momentum correlations decaying as 1/r 2. The pair correlation function for an interacting random walker model with interactions satisfying all symmetries of the square lattice is shown to have 1/r 4 density correlations. Theoretical predictions for the amplitude of the algebraic tails are compared with the results of computer simulations
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