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A Lower Bound for the End-to-End Distance of the Self-Avoiding Walk

  • Neal Madras (a1)

For an N-step self-avoiding walk on the hypercubic lattice Z d , we prove that the meansquare end-to-end distance is at least N 4=(3d) times a constant. This implies that the associated critical exponent v is at least 2/(3d), assuming that v exists.

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Canadian Mathematical Bulletin
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