00-463 Yasuki Isozaki, Nobuo Yoshida
One-sided random walk with weak pinning: pathwise descriptions of the phase transition (66K, LaTeX2e) Nov 21, 00
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Abstract. We consider a one-dimensional random walk which is conditioned to stay non-negative and is ``weakly pinned'' to zero. This model is known to exhibit a phase transition as the strength of the weak pinning varies. We prove path space limit theorems which describe the macroscopic shape of the path for all values of the pinning strength. If the pinning is less than (resp. equal to) the critical strength, then the limit process is the Brownian meander (resp. reflecting Brownian motion). If the pinning strength is supercritical, then the limit process is a positively recurrent Markov chain with a strong mixing property.

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