Trivial, Critical and Near-critical Scaling Limits of Two-dimensional Percolation

R.W.J. Meester, F. Camia, M.T. Joosten

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Abstract

It is natural to expect that there are only three possible types of scaling limits for the collection of all percolation interfaces in the plane: (1) a trivial one, consisting of no curves at all, (2) a critical one, in which all points of the plane are surrounded by arbitrarily large loops and every deterministic point is almost surely surrounded by a countably infinite family of nested loops with radii going to zero, and (3) an intermediate one, in which every deterministic point of the plane is almost surely surrounded by a largest loop and by a countably infinite family of nested loops with radii going to zero. We show how one can prove this using elementary arguments, with the help of known scaling relations for percolation. The trivial limit corresponds to subcritical and supercritical percolation, as well as to the case when the density p approaches the critical probability, p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-69
JournalJournal of Statistical Physics
Volume137
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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