Two-Dimensional volume-frozen percolation: Deconcentration and prevalence of mesoscopic clusters

Jacob van den Berg, Demeter Kiss, Pierre Nolin

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Frozen percolation on the binary tree was introduced by Aldous [1], inspired by sol-gel transitions. We investigate a version of the model on the triangular lattice, where connected components stop growing (freeze) as soon as they contain at least N vertices, where N is a (typically large) parameter. For the process in certain +nite domains, we show a Òseparation of scalesÓ and use this to prove a deconcentration property. Then, for the full-plane process, we prove an accurate comparison to the process in suitable +nite domains, and obtain that, with high probability (as N→), the origin belongs in the nal con+guration to a mesoscopic cluster, i.e., a cluster which contains many, but much fewer than N, vertices (and hence is non-frozen). For this work we develop new interesting properties for near-critical percolation, including asymp-totic formulas involving the percolation probability θ(p) and the characteristic length L(p) as p → pc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1017-1084
Number of pages68
JournalAnnales Scientifiques de l'Ecole Normale Superieure
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2018


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