Gibbs measures on permutations over one-dimensional discrete point sets
We consider Gibbs distributions on permutations of a locally finite infinite set X⊂R, where a permutation σ of X is assigned (formal) energy ∑x∈XV(σ(x)−x). This is motivated by Feynman’s path representation of the quantum Bose gas; the choice X:=Z and V(x):=αx2 is of principal interest. Under suitable regularity conditions on the set X and the potential V, we establish existence and a full classification of the infinite-volume Gibbs measures for this problem, including a result on the number of infinite cycles of typical permutations. Unlike earlier results, our conclusions are not limited to small densities and/or high temperatures.
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