, Volume 85, Issue 1-3, pp 307-337

On some Λ-analytic pro-p groups

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Abstract

This paper is devoted to the first steps towards a systematic study of pro-p groups which are analytic over a commutative Noetherian local pro-p ring Λ, e.g. Λ= . We restrict our attention to Λ-standard groups, which are pro-p groups arising from a formal group defined over Λ. Under some additional assumptions we show that these groups are of ‘intermediate growth’ in various senses, strictly betweenp-adic analytic pro-p groups and free pro-p groups. This suggests a refinement of Lazard's theory which stresses the dichotomy betweenp-adic analytic pro-p groups and all the others. In the course of the discussion we answer a question posed in [LM1], and settle two conjectures from [Bo].