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2012 Spectral analysis of 1D nearest-neighbor random walks and applications to subdiffusive trap and barrier models
Alessandra Faggionato
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Electron. J. Probab. 17: 1-36 (2012). DOI: 10.1214/EJP.v17-1831

Abstract

We consider a sequence $X^{(n)}$, $n \geq 1 $, of continuous-time nearest-neighbor random walks on the one dimensional lattice $\mathbb{Z}$. We reduce the spectral analysis of the Markov generator of $X^{(n)}$ with Dirichlet conditions outside $(0,n)$ to the analogous problem for a suitable generalized second order differential operator $-D_{m_n} D_x$, with Dirichlet conditions outside a giveninterval. If the measures $dm_n$ weakly converge to some measure $dm_\infty$, we prove a limit theorem for the eigenvalues and eigenfunctions of $-D_{m_n}D_x$ to the corresponding spectral quantities of $-D_{m_\infty} D_x$. As second result, we prove the Dirichlet-Neumann bracketing for the operators $-D_m D_x$ and, as a consequence, we establish lower and upper bounds for the asymptotic annealed eigenvalue counting functions in the case that $m$ is a self-similar stochastic process. Finally, we apply the above results to investigate the spectral structure of some classes of subdiffusive random trap and barrier models coming from one-dimensional physics.

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Alessandra Faggionato. "Spectral analysis of 1D nearest-neighbor random walks and applications to subdiffusive trap and barrier models." Electron. J. Probab. 17 1 - 36, 2012. https://doi.org/10.1214/EJP.v17-1831

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Accepted: 24 February 2012; Published: 2012
First available in Project Euclid: 4 June 2016

zbMATH: 1248.60105
MathSciNet: MR2892328
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/EJP.v17-1831

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Primary: 60K37
Secondary: 34B24, 82C44

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