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1. CMB Online first

Hong, Kyungpyo; Oh, Seungsang
Bounds on multiple self-avoiding polygons
A self-avoiding polygon is a lattice polygon consisting of a closed self-avoiding walk on a square lattice. Surprisingly little is known rigorously about the enumeration of self-avoiding polygons, although there are numerous conjectures that are believed to be true and strongly supported by numerical simulations. As an analogous problem of this study, we consider multiple self-avoiding polygons in a confined region, as a model for multiple ring polymers in physics. We find rigorous lower and upper bounds of the number $p_{m \times n}$ of distinct multiple self-avoiding polygons in the $m \times n$ rectangular grid on the square lattice. For $m=2$, $p_{2 \times n} = 2^{n-1}-1$. And, for integers $m,n \geq 3$, $$2^{m+n-3} \left(\tfrac{17}{10} \right)^{(m-2)(n-2)} \ \leq \ p_{m \times n} \ \leq \ 2^{m+n-3} \left(\tfrac{31}{16} \right)^{(m-2)(n-2)}.$$

Keywords:ring polymer, self-avoiding polygon
Categories:57M25, 82B20, 82B41, 82D60

2. CMB 2012 (vol 57 pp. 113)

Madras, Neal
A Lower Bound for the End-to-End Distance of Self-Avoiding Walk
For an $N$-step self-avoiding walk on the hypercubic lattice ${\bf Z}^d$, we prove that the mean-square end-to-end distance is at least $N^{4/(3d)}$ times a constant. This implies that the associated critical exponent $\nu$ is at least $2/(3d)$, assuming that $\nu$ exists.

Keywords:self-avoiding walk, critical exponent
Categories:82B41, 60D05, 60K35

3. CMB 1997 (vol 40 pp. 19)

Derbez, Eric; Slade, Gordon
Lattice trees and super-Brownian motion
This article discusses our recent proof that above eight dimensions the scaling limit of sufficiently spread-out lattice trees is the variant of super-Brownian motion called {\it integrated super-Brownian excursion\/} ($\ISE$), as conjectured by Aldous. The same is true for nearest-neighbour lattice trees in sufficiently high dimensions. The proof, whose details will appear elsewhere, uses the lace expansion. Here, a related but simpler analysis is applied to show that the scaling limit of a mean-field theory is $\ISE$, in all dimensions. A connection is drawn between $\ISE$ and certain generating functions and critical exponents, which may be useful for the study of high-dimensional percolation models at the critical point.

Categories:82B41, 60K35, 60J65

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