## The Annals of Probability

### Exponential Waiting Time for a Big Gap in a One-Dimensional Zero-Range Process

#### Abstract

The first time that the $N$ sites to the right of the origin become empty in a one-dimensional zero-range process is shown to converge exponentially fast, as $N \rightarrow \infty$, to the exponential distribution, when divided by its mean. The initial distribution of the process is assumed to be one of the extremal invariant measures $\nu_\rho, \rho \in (0, 1)$, with density $\rho/(1 - \rho)$. The proof is based on the classical Burke theorem.

#### Article information

Source
Ann. Probab., Volume 22, Number 1 (1994), 284-288.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 19 April 2007

https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aop/1176988860

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.1214/aop/1176988860

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR1258878

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
0793.60108

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