Preprint, 2010

We discuss various aspects concerning stochastic domination for the Ising model and the fuzzy Potts model. We begin by considering the Ising model on the homogeneous tree of degree $d$, $\Td$. For given interaction parameters $J_1$, $J_2>0$ and external field $h_1\in\RR$, we compute the smallest external field $\tilde{h}$ such that the plus measure with parameters $J_2$ and $h$ dominates the plus measure with parameters $J_1$ and $h_1$ for all $h\geq\tilde{h}$. Moreover, we discuss continuity of $\tilde{h}$ with respect to the three parameters $J_1$, $J_2$, $h$ and also how the plus measures are stochastically ordered in the interaction parameter for a fixed external field. Next, we consider the fuzzy Potts model and prove that on $\Zd$ the fuzzy Potts measures dominate the same set of product measures while on $\Td$, for certain parameter values, the free and minus fuzzy Potts measures dominate different product measures. For the Ising model, Liggett and Steif proved that on $\Zd$ the plus measures dominate the same set of product measures while on $\T^2$ that statement fails completely except when there is a unique phase.

University of Gothenburg

Chalmers, Mathematical Sciences, Mathematics

Other Mathematics

Preprint - Department of Mathematical Sciences, Chalmers University of Technology and Göteborg University: 2010:21