The crossing probability for directed polymers in random media

Andrea De Luca 1 Pierre Le Doussal 2

Physical Review E : Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, American Physical Society, 2015, 92, pp.040102

We study the probability that two directed polymers in the same random potential do not intersect. We use the replica method to map the problem onto the attractive Lieb-Liniger model with generalized statistics between particles. We obtain analytical expressions for the first few moments of this probability, and compare them to a numerical simulation of a discrete model at high-temperature. From these observations, several large time properties of the non-crossing probabilities are conjectured. Extensions of our formalism to more general observables are discussed.

  • 1. LPTMS – Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modèles Statistiques
  • 2. LPTENS – Laboratoire de Physique Théorique de l’ENS
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