We show exponential growth of torsion numbers for links whose first nonzero Alexander polynomial has positive logarithmic Mahler measure. This extends a theorem of Silver and Williams to the case of a null first Alexander polynomial and provides a partial solution for a conjecture of theirs.
"Exponential growth of torsion in abelian coverings." Algebr. Geom. Topol. 12 (3) 1331 - 1372, 2012. https://doi.org/10.2140/agt.2012.12.1331