, Volume 89, Issue 3-4, pp 581-603

Directed polymers in a random environment: Some results on fluctuations

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Abstract

We consider a polymer model on ℤ + d where to each edgee is associated a random variable v(e). A polymer configuration is represented by a directed pathr and has a weight exp[-β e r ν(e)], withβ=1/T the inverse temperature. We extend some rigorous results that have been obtained for the ground state of this model to finite temperatures. In particular we obtain some upper and lower bounds on sample-to-sample free energy fluctuations, and also rigorous scaling inequalities between the exponents describing free energy fluctuations and transversal displacements of polymer configurations