Discrete Mathematics & Theoretical Computer Science |

- 1 School of Mathematics and Physics [Beijing]
- 2 Department of Statistics [Berkeley]

Benjamini, Lyons and Schramm (1999) considered properties of an infinite graph $G$, and the simple random walk on it, that are preserved by random perturbations. To address problems raised by those authors, we study simple random walk on the infinite percolation cluster in Cayley graphs of certain amenable groups known as "lamplighter groups''.We prove that zero speed for random walk on a lamplighter group implies zero speed for random walk on an infinite cluster, for any supercritical percolation parameter $p$. For $p$ large enough, we also establish the converse. We prove that if $G$ has a positive anchored expansion constant then so does every infinite cluster of independent percolation with parameter $p$ sufficiently close to 1; We also show that positivity of the anchored expansion constant is preserved under a random stretch if, and only if, the stretching law has an exponential tail.

Source: HAL:hal-01183935v1

Volume: DMTCS Proceedings vol. AC, Discrete Random Walks (DRW'03)

Section: Proceedings

Published on: January 1, 2003

Imported on: May 10, 2017

Keywords: anchored expansion constant.,Cayley graphs,percolation,random walks,speed,[INFO.INFO-DS] Computer Science [cs]/Data Structures and Algorithms [cs.DS],[INFO.INFO-DM] Computer Science [cs]/Discrete Mathematics [cs.DM],[MATH.MATH-CO] Mathematics [math]/Combinatorics [math.CO],[INFO.INFO-CG] Computer Science [cs]/Computational Geometry [cs.CG]

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