TY - JOUR
AB - We consider Gibbs distributions on permutations of a locally finite infinite set X⊂R, where a permutation σ of X is assigned (formal) energy ∑x∈XV(σ(x)−x). This is motivated by Feynman’s path representation of the quantum Bose gas; the choice X:=Z and V(x):=αx2 is of principal interest. Under suitable regularity conditions on the set X and the potential V, we establish existence and a full classification of the infinite-volume Gibbs measures for this problem, including a result on the number of infinite cycles of typical permutations. Unlike earlier results, our conclusions are not limited to small densities and/or high temperatures.
AU - Richthammer, Thomas
AU - Biskup, Marek
ID - 33359
IS - 2
JF - Communications in Mathematical Physics
TI - Gibbs measures on permutations over one-dimensional discrete point sets
VL - 25
ER -