Communications in Mathematical Physics

, Volume 341, Issue 1, pp 219–261

Weakly Asymmetric Non-Simple Exclusion Process and the Kardar–Parisi–Zhang Equation


DOI: 10.1007/s00220-015-2527-1

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Dembo, A. & Tsai, LC. Commun. Math. Phys. (2016) 341: 219. doi:10.1007/s00220-015-2527-1


We analyze a class of non-simple exclusion processes and the corresponding growth models by generalizing the discrete Cole–Hopf transformation of Gärtner (Stoch Process Appl, 27:233–260, 1987). We identify the main non-linearity and eliminate it by imposing a gradient type condition. For hopping range at most 3, using the generalized transformation, we prove the convergence of the exclusion process toward the Kardar–Parisi–Zhang (kpz) equation. This is the first universality result under the weak asymmetry concerning interacting particle systems. While this class of exclusion processes are not explicitly solvable, under the weak asymmetry we obtain the exact one-point limiting distribution for the step initial condition by using the previous result of Amir et al. (Commun Pure Appl Math, 64(4): 466–537, 2011) and our convergence result.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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