The Annals of Probability

Percolation and contact processes with low-dimensional inhomogeneity

Charles M. Newman and C. Chris Wu

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Abstract

We consider inhomogeneous nearest neighbor Bernoulli bond percolation on $mathbb{Z}^d$ where the bonds in a fixed $s$-dimensional hyperplane $1\leq s\leq d-1)$ have density $p_1$ and all other bonds have fixed density, $p_c(\mathbb{Z}^d)$, the homogeneous percolation critical value. For $s\leq 2$, it is natural to conjecture that there is a new critical value, $p_c^s(\mathbb{Z}^d)$ for $p_1$, strictly between $p_c(\mathbb{Z}^d)$ and $p_c(\mathbb{Z}^s)$ ; we prove this for large $d$ and $2 \leq s \leq d-3$. For $s=1$, it is natural to conjecture that $p_c^1(\mathbb{Z}^d) =1$, as shown for $d =2$ by Zhang; we prove this for large $d$. Related results for the contact process are also presented.

Article information

Source
Ann. Probab., Volume 25, Number 4 (1997), 1832-1845.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 7 June 2002

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aop/1023481113

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.1214/aop/1023481113

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR1487438

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
0901.60074

Subjects
Primary: 60K35: Interacting random processes; statistical mechanics type models; percolation theory [See also 82B43, 82C43] 82B43: Percolation [See also 60K35]

Keywords
Percolation contact process inhomogeneity

Citation

Newman, Charles M.; Wu, C. Chris. Percolation and contact processes with low-dimensional inhomogeneity. Ann. Probab. 25 (1997), no. 4, 1832--1845. doi:10.1214/aop/1023481113. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aop/1023481113


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