We consider the Glauber dynamics for the 2D Ising model in a box of side L, at inverse temperature β and random boundary conditions τ whose distribution P either stochastically dominates the extremal plus phase (hence the quotation marks in the title) or is stochastically dominated by the extremal minus phase. A particular case is when P is concentrated on the homogeneous configuration identically equal to + (equal to −). For β large enough we show that for any ε > 0 there exists c = c(β, ε) such that the corresponding mixing time Tmix satisfies limL→∞ P (Tmix ≥ exp(cLε)) = 0. In the non-random case τ ≡ + (or τ ≡ −), this implies that Tmix ≤ exp(cLε). The same bound holds when the boundary conditions are all + on three sides and all − on the remaining one. The result, although still very far from the expected Lifshitz behavior Tmix = O(L2), considerably improves upon the previous known estimates of the form Tmix ≤ exp(cL 12 +ε). The techniques are based on induction over length scales, combined with a judicious use of the so-called “censoring inequality” of Y. Peres and P. Winkler, which in a sense allows us to guide the dynamics to its equilibrium measure.

Martinelli, F., Toninelli, F.l. (2010). On the Mixing Time of the 2D Stochastic Ising Model with "Plus" Boundary Conditions at Low Temperature. COMMUNICATIONS IN MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS, 296(1), 175-213 [10.1007/s00220-009-0963-5].

On the Mixing Time of the 2D Stochastic Ising Model with "Plus" Boundary Conditions at Low Temperature

MARTINELLI, Fabio;
2010

Abstract

We consider the Glauber dynamics for the 2D Ising model in a box of side L, at inverse temperature β and random boundary conditions τ whose distribution P either stochastically dominates the extremal plus phase (hence the quotation marks in the title) or is stochastically dominated by the extremal minus phase. A particular case is when P is concentrated on the homogeneous configuration identically equal to + (equal to −). For β large enough we show that for any ε > 0 there exists c = c(β, ε) such that the corresponding mixing time Tmix satisfies limL→∞ P (Tmix ≥ exp(cLε)) = 0. In the non-random case τ ≡ + (or τ ≡ −), this implies that Tmix ≤ exp(cLε). The same bound holds when the boundary conditions are all + on three sides and all − on the remaining one. The result, although still very far from the expected Lifshitz behavior Tmix = O(L2), considerably improves upon the previous known estimates of the form Tmix ≤ exp(cL 12 +ε). The techniques are based on induction over length scales, combined with a judicious use of the so-called “censoring inequality” of Y. Peres and P. Winkler, which in a sense allows us to guide the dynamics to its equilibrium measure.
Martinelli, F., Toninelli, F.l. (2010). On the Mixing Time of the 2D Stochastic Ising Model with "Plus" Boundary Conditions at Low Temperature. COMMUNICATIONS IN MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS, 296(1), 175-213 [10.1007/s00220-009-0963-5].
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