Indexed on: 21 Nov '05Published on: 21 Nov '05Published in: Probability Theory and Related Fields
We study 1-dimensional continuum fields of Ginzburg-Landau type under the presence of an external and a long-range pair interaction potentials. The corresponding Gibbs states are formulated as Gibbs measures relative to Brownian motion . In this context we prove the existence of Gibbs measures for a wide class of potentials including a singular external potential as hard-wall ones, as well as a non-convex interaction. Our basic methods are: (i) to derive moment estimates via integration by parts; and (ii) in its finite-volume construction, to represent the hard-wall Gibbs measure on C(ℝ;ℝ+) in terms of a certain rotationally invariant Gibbs measure on C(ℝ;ℝ3).