Exponential Distribution for the Occurrence of Rare Patterns in Gibbsian Random Fields

Abadi, M., Chazottes, J-R., Redig, F. & Verbitskiy, E., 2004, In : Communications in Mathematical Physics. 246, 2, 26 p.

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We study the distribution of the occurrence of rare patterns in sufficiently mixing Gibbs random fields on the lattice Z^d, d ≥ 2. A typical example is the high temperature Ising model. This distribution is shown to converge to an exponential law as the size of the pattern diverges. Our analysis not only provides this convergence but also establishes a precise estimate of the distance between the exponential law and the distribution of the occurrence of finite patterns. A similar result holds for the repetition of a rare pattern. We apply these results to the fluctuation properties of occurrence and repetition of patterns: We prove a central limit theorem and a large deviation principle.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages26
JournalCommunications in Mathematical Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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