## Abstract / Description of output

We show that for the problem of directed polymers on a tree with i.i.d. random complex weights on each bond, three possible phases can exist; the phase of a particular system is determined by the distribution rho of the random weights. For each of these three phases, we give the expression of the free energy per unit length in the limit of infinitely long polymers. Our proofs require several hypotheses on the distribution rho, most importantly, that the amplitude and the phase of each complex weight be statistically independent. The main steps of our proofs use bounds on noninteger moments of the partition function and self averaging properties of the free energy. We illustrate our results by some examples and discuss possible generalizations to a larger class of distributions, to Random Energy Models, and to the finite dimensional case. We note that our results are not in agreement with the predictions of a recent replica approach to a similar problem.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 221-244 |

Number of pages | 24 |

Journal | Communications in Mathematical Physics |

Volume | 156 |

Issue number | 2 |

Publication status | Published - Sept 1993 |

## Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

- RANDOM-ENERGY-MODEL
- DOMAIN-WALLS
- RANDOM-MEDIA
- IMPURITIES
- AMPLITUDES
- LATTICES
- SYSTEMS
- TREES
- ZEROS