In this paper, we study the configuration model (CM) with independent and identically-distributed (i.i.d.) degrees. We establish a phase transition for the diameter when the power-law exponent t of the degrees satisfies t ¿ (2, 3). Indeed, we show that for t > 2 and when vertices with degree 1 or 2 are present with positive probability, the diameter of the random graph is, with high probability, bounded from below by a constant times the logarithm of the size of the graph. On the other hand, assuming that all degrees are 3 or more, we show that, for t ¿ (2, 3), the diameter of the graph is, with high probability, bounded from above by a constant times the log log of the size of the graph.
|Publication status||Published - 2007|