Advances in Applied Probability
- Adv. in Appl. Probab.
- Volume 45, Number 4 (2013), 895-916.
Semi-infinite paths of the two-dimensional radial spanning tree
We study semi-infinite paths of the radial spanning tree (RST) of a Poisson point process in the plane. We first show that the expectation of the number of intersection points between semi-infinite paths and the sphere with radius r grows sublinearly with r. Then we prove that in each (deterministic) direction there exists, with probability 1, a unique semi-infinite path, framed by an infinite number of other semi-infinite paths of close asymptotic directions. The set of (random) directions in which there is more than one semi-infinite path is dense in [0, 2π). It corresponds to possible asymptotic directions of competition interfaces. We show that the RST can be decomposed into at most five infinite subtrees directly connected to the root. The interfaces separating these subtrees are studied and simulations are provided.
Adv. in Appl. Probab., Volume 45, Number 4 (2013), 895-916.
First available in Project Euclid: 12 December 2013
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Baccelli, François; Coupier, David; Tran, Viet Chi. Semi-infinite paths of the two-dimensional radial spanning tree. Adv. in Appl. Probab. 45 (2013), no. 4, 895--916. doi:10.1239/aap/1386857849. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aap/1386857849