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2017 Continuity of the time and isoperimetric constants in supercritical percolation
Olivier Garet, Régine Marchand, Eviatar B. Procaccia, Marie Théret
Electron. J. Probab. 22: 1-35 (2017). DOI: 10.1214/17-EJP90


We consider two different objects on supercritical Bernoulli percolation on the edges of $\mathbb{Z} ^d$ : the time constant for i.i.d. first-passage percolation (for $d\geq 2$) and the isoperimetric constant (for $d=2$). We prove that both objects are continuous with respect to the law of the environment. More precisely we prove that the isoperimetric constant of supercritical percolation in $\mathbb{Z} ^2$ is continuous in the percolation parameter. As a corollary we obtain that normalized sets achieving the isoperimetric constant are continuous with respect to the Hausdorff metric. Concerning first-passage percolation, equivalently we consider the model of i.i.d. first-passage percolation on $\mathbb{Z} ^d$ with possibly infinite passage times: we associate with each edge $e$ of the graph a passage time $t(e)$ taking values in $[0,+\infty ]$, such that $\mathbb{P} [t(e)<+\infty ] >p_c(d)$. We prove the continuity of the time constant with respect to the law of the passage times. This extends the continuity property of the asymptotic shape previously proved by Cox and Kesten [8, 10, 20] for first-passage percolation with finite passage times.


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Olivier Garet. Régine Marchand. Eviatar B. Procaccia. Marie Théret. "Continuity of the time and isoperimetric constants in supercritical percolation." Electron. J. Probab. 22 1 - 35, 2017.


Received: 23 December 2016; Accepted: 5 August 2017; Published: 2017
First available in Project Euclid: 2 October 2017

zbMATH: 06797888
MathSciNet: MR3710798
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/17-EJP90

Primary: 60K35 , 82B43

Keywords: continuity , First-passage percolation , isoperimetric constant , Time constant

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