Zero-range condensation at criticality

Armendáriz, Inés and Grosskinsky, Stefan and Loulakis, Michail (2011) Zero-range condensation at criticality. (Submitted)

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Zero-range processes with decreasing jump rates exhibit a condensation transition, where a positive fraction of all particles condenses on a single lattice site when the total density exceeds a critical value. We study the onset of condensation, i.e. the behaviour of the maximum occupation number after adding or subtracting a subextensive excess mass of particles at the critical density. We establish a law of large numbers for the excess mass fraction in the maximum, which turns out to jump from zero to a positive value at a critical scale. Our results also include distributional limits for the fluctuations of the maximum, which change from standard extreme value statistics to Gaussian when the density crosses the critical point. Fluctuations in the bulk are also covered, showing that the mass outside the maximum is distributed homogeneously. In summary, we identify the detailed behaviour at the critical scale including sub-leading terms, which provides a full understanding of the crossover from sub- to supercritical behaviour.

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: Dr. Georgios Dimitrakakis
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2012 21:17
Last Modified: 06 May 2017 13:50

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