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2009 Intermittency on catalysts: three-dimensional simple symmetric exclusion
Jürgen Gärtner, Frank den Hollander, Grégory Maillard
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Electron. J. Probab. 14: 2091-2129 (2009). DOI: 10.1214/EJP.v14-694


We continue our study of intermittency for the parabolic Anderson model $\partial u/\partial t = \kappa\Delta u + \xi u$ in a space-time random medium $\xi$, where $\kappa$ is a positive diffusion constant, $\Delta$ is the lattice Laplacian on $\mathbb{Z}^d$, $d \geq 1$, and $\xi$ is a simple symmetric exclusion process on $\mathbb{Z}^d$ in Bernoulli equilibrium. This model describes the evolution of a reactant $u$ under the influence of a catalyst $\xi$. <br /><br /> In Gärtner, den Hollander and Maillard [3] we investigated the behavior of the annealed Lyapunov exponents, i.e., the exponential growth rates as $t\to\infty$ of the successive moments of the solution $u$. This led to an almost complete picture of intermittency as a function of $d$ and $\kappa$. In the present paper we finish our study by focussing on the asymptotics of the Lyaponov exponents as $\kappa\to\infty$ in the critical dimension $d=3$, which was left open in Gärtner, den Hollander and Maillard [3] and which is the most challenging. We show that, interestingly, this asymptotics is characterized not only by a Green term, as in $d\geq 4$, but also by a polaron term. The presence of the latter implies intermittency of all orders above a finite threshold for $\kappa$.


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Jürgen Gärtner. Frank den Hollander. Grégory Maillard. "Intermittency on catalysts: three-dimensional simple symmetric exclusion." Electron. J. Probab. 14 2091 - 2129, 2009.


Accepted: 28 September 2009; Published: 2009
First available in Project Euclid: 1 June 2016

zbMATH: 1192.60106
MathSciNet: MR2550294
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/EJP.v14-694

Primary: 60H25 , 82C44
Secondary: 35B40 , 60F10

Keywords: catalytic random medium , Exclusion process , graphical representation , Intermittency , large deviations , Lyapunov exponents , Parabolic Anderson model

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