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Published June 2019 | Published + Accepted Version
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Percolation on hyperbolic graphs


We prove that Bernoulli bond percolation on any nonamenable, Gromov hyperbolic, quasi-transitive graph has a phase in which there are infinitely many infinite clusters, verifying a well-known conjecture of Benjamini and Schramm (1996) under the additional assumption of hyperbolicity. In other words, we show that p_c < p_u for any such graph. Our proof also yields that the triangle condition ∇_p-c < ∞ holds at criticality on any such graph, which is known to imply that several critical exponents exist and take their mean-field values. This gives the first family of examples of one-ended groups all of whose Cayley graphs are proven to have mean-field critical exponents for percolation.

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© 2019 The Author(s). This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. Received: October 18, 2018. Accepted: March 25, 2019. We thank Omer Angel and Jonathan Hermon for helpful discussions. We also thank Itai Benjamini, Elisabetta Candellero, Jonathan Hermon, Gady Kozma, Russ Lyons, Asaf Nachmias, Vincent Tassion, and Henry Wilton for useful comments on earlier versions of the manuscript. We thank Asaf Nachmias in particular for his careful reading of the technical parts of the paper.

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