A conjecture of Benjamini & Schramm from 1996 states that any finitely generated group that is not a finite extension of ℤ has a non-trivial percolation phase. Our main results prove this conjecture for certain groups, and in particular prove that any group with a non-trivial homomorphism into the additive group of real numbers satisfies the conjecture. We use this to reduce the conjecture to the case of hereditary just-infinite groups. The novelty here is mainly in the methods used, combining the methods of EIT and evolving sets, and using the algebraic properties of the group to apply these methods.
- Cayley graphs
- Phase transition
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistics and Probability
- Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty