Archive ouverte HAL – Large deviations of convex hulls of self-avoiding random walks

Hendrik Schawe 1 Alexander K. Hartmann 2 Satya N. Majumdar 3 Alexander HartmannSatya Majumdar 3

Physical Review E , American Physical Society (APS), 2018, 97 (6), 〈10.1103/PhysRevE.97.062159〉

A global picture of a random particle movement is given by the convex hull of the visited points. We obtained numerically the probability distributions of the volume and surface of the convex hulls of a selection of three types of self-avoiding random walks, namely the classical Self-Avoiding Walk, the Smart-Kinetic Self-Avoiding Walk, and the Loop-Erased Random Walk. To obtain a comprehensive description of the measured random quantities, we applied sophisticated large-deviation techniques, which allowed us to obtain the distributions over a large range of the support down to probabilities far smaller than $P = 10^{-100}$ . We give an approximate closed form of the so-called large-deviation rate function $\Phi$ which generalizes above the upper critical dimension to the previously studied case of the standard random walk. Further we show correlations between the two observables also in the limits of atypical large or small values.

  • 1. University of Oldenburg
  • 2. Institut für Physik
  • 3. LPTMS - Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modèles Statistiques