Wednesday, April 11, 2012

1002.4289 (Dmitry Ioffe et al.)

Crossing random walks and stretched polymers at weak disorder    [PDF]

Dmitry Ioffe, Yvan Velenik
We consider a model of a polymer in $\mathbb{Z}^{d+1}$, constrained to join 0 and a hyperplane at distance $N$. The polymer is subject to a quenched nonnegative random environment. Alternatively, the model describes crossing random walks in a random potential (see Zerner [Ann Appl. Probab. 8 (1998) 246--280] or Chapter 5 of Sznitman [Brownian Motion, Obstacles and Random Media (1998) Springer] for the original Brownian motion formulation). It was recently shown [Ann. Probab. 36 (2008) 1528--1583; Probab. Theory Related Fields 143 (2009) 615--642] that, in such a setting, the quenched and annealed free energies coincide in the limit $N\to\infty$, when $d\geq3$ and the temperature is sufficiently high. We first strengthen this result by proving that, under somewhat weaker assumptions on the distribution of disorder which, in particular, enable a small probability of traps, the ratio of quenched and annealed partition functions actually converges. We then conclude that, in this case, the polymer obeys a diffusive scaling, with the same diffusivity constant as the annealed model.
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