Department of Mathematics, College of Science, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, China
Copyright © 2009 Jun Wang. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
We estimate the spectral gap of the two-dimensional stochastic
Ising model for four classes of mixed boundary conditions. On a finite square, in
the absence of an external field, two-sided estimates on the spectral gap for the
first class of (weak positive) boundary conditions are given. Further, at inverse
temperatures , we will show lower bounds of the spectral gap of the Ising
model for the other three classes mixed boundary conditions.