In this paper we prove the convergence to the stochastic Burgers equation from one-dimensional interacting particle systems, whose dynamics allow the degeneracy of the jump rates. To this aim, we provide a new proof of the second order Boltzmann-Gibbs principle introduced in . The main technical difficulty is that our models exhibit configurations that do not evolve under the dynamics - the blocked configurations - and are locally non-ergodic. Our proof does not impose any knowledge on the spectral gap for the microscopic models. Instead, it relies on the fact that, under the equilibrium measure, the probability to find a blocked configuration in a finite box is exponentially small in the size of the box. Then, a dynamical mechanism allows to exchange particles even when the jump rate for the direct exchange is zero.
"Convergence to the stochastic Burgers equation from a degenerate microscopic dynamics." Electron. J. Probab. 21 1 - 25, 2016. https://doi.org/10.1214/16-EJP15