We investigate the Gibbs properties of the fuzzy Potts model on the $d$-dimensional torus with Kac interaction. We use a variational approach for profiles inspired by that of Fernández, den Hollander and Martínez [J. Stat. Phys. 156 (2014) 203–220] for their study of the Gibbs–non-Gibbs transitions of a dynamical Kac–Ising model on the torus. As our main result, we show that the mean-field thresholds dividing Gibbsian from non-Gibbsian behavior are sharp in the fuzzy Kac–Potts model with class size unequal two. On the way to this result, we prove a large deviation principle for color profiles with diluted total mass densities and use monotocity arguments.
"Sharp thresholds for Gibbs–non-Gibbs transitions in the fuzzy Potts model with a Kac-type interaction." Bernoulli 23 (4A) 2808 - 2827, November 2017. https://doi.org/10.3150/16-BEJ828