On Long Range Percolation with Heavy Tails

Research paper by S. Friedli, N. B. N. de Lima, V. Sidoravicius

Indexed on: 14 Sep '04Published on: 14 Sep '04Published in: Mathematics - Probability


Consider independent long range percolation on $\mathbf{Z}^2$, where horizontal and vertical edges of length $n$ are open with probability $p_n$. We show that if $\limsup_{n\to\infty}p_n>0,$ then there exists an integer $N$ such that $P_N(0\leftrightarrow \infty)>0$, where $P_N$ is the truncated measure obtained by taking $p_{N,n}=p_n$ for $n \leq N$ and $p_{N,n}=0$ for all $n> N$.