On the Critical Point of the Random Walk Pinning Model in Dimension d=3
Fabio Toninelli (CNRS and ÉNS Lyon)
Abstract
We consider the Random Walk Pinning Model studied in [Birkner-Sun 2008] and [Birkner-Greven-den Hollander 2008]: this is a random walk $X$ on $\mathbb{Z}^d$, whose law is modified by the exponential of beta times the collision local time up to time $N$ with the (quenched) trajectory $Y$ of another $d$-dimensional random walk. If $\beta$ exceeds a certain critical value $\beta_c$, the two walks stick together for typical $Y$ realizations (localized phase). A natural question is whether the disorder is relevant or not, that is whether the quenched and annealed systems have the same critical behavior. Birkner and Sun proved that $\beta_c$ coincides with the critical point of the annealed Random Walk Pinning Model if the space dimension is $d=1$ or $d=2$, and that it differs from it in dimension $d$ larger or equal to $4$ (for $d$ strictly larger than $4$, the result was proven also in [Birkner-Greven-den Hollander 2008]). Here, we consider the open case of the marginal dimension $d=3$, and we prove non-coincidence of the critical points.
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Pages: 654-683
Publication Date: May 17, 2010
DOI: 10.1214/EJP.v15-761
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