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Local Limit Theorems for the Random Conductance Model and Applications to the Ginzburg–Landau ∇ ϕ Interface Model

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Taylor, Peter A. 


Abstract: We study a continuous-time random walk on Zd in an environment of random conductances taking values in (0, ∞). For a static environment, we extend the quenched local limit theorem to the case of a general speed measure, given suitable ergodicity and moment conditions on the conductances and on the speed measure. Under stronger moment conditions, an annealed local limit theorem is also derived. Furthermore, an annealed local limit theorem is exhibited in the case of time-dependent conductances, under analogous moment and ergodicity assumptions. This dynamic local limit theorem is then applied to prove a scaling limit result for the space-time covariances in the Ginzburg–Landau ∇ϕ model. We also show that the associated Gibbs distribution scales to a Gaussian free field. These results apply to convex potentials for which the second derivative may be unbounded.



Article, Random conductance model, Local limit theorem, De Giorgi iteration, Ergodic, Stochastic interface model, 60K37, 60J35, 60F17, 82C41, 39A12

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Journal of Statistical Physics

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Springer US