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**Disertori, Margherita; Merkl, Franz and Rolles, Silke W. W. (2016): A comparison of a nonlinear sigma model with general pinning and pinning at one point. In: Electronic Journal of Probability, Vol. 21, 27**

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## Abstract

We study the nonlinear supersymmetric hyperbolic sigma model introduced by Zirnbauer in 1991. This model can be related to the mixing measure of a vertex-reinforced jump process. We prove that the two-point correlation function has a probabilistic interpretation in terms of connectivity in rooted random spanning forests. Using this interpretation, we dominate the two-point correlation function for general pinning, e.g. for uniform pinning, with the corresponding correlation function with pinning at one point. The result holds for a general finite graph, asymptotically as the strength of the pinning converges to zero. Specializing this to general ladder graphs, we deduce in the same asymptotic regime exponential decay of correlations for general pinning.

Item Type: | Journal article |
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Faculties: | Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics > Mathematics |

Subjects: | 500 Science > 510 Mathematics |

ISSN: | 1083-6489 |

Language: | English |

Item ID: | 47418 |

Date Deposited: | 27. Apr 2018, 08:13 |

Last Modified: | 04. Nov 2020, 13:24 |