We examine a graph $\Gamma$ encoding the intersection of hyperplane carriers in a CAT(0) cube complex $\widetilde X$. The main result is that $\Gamma$ is quasi-isometric to a tree. This implies that a group $G$ acting properly and cocompactly on $\widetilde X$ is weakly hyperbolic relative to the hyperplane stabilizers. Using disc diagram techniques and Wright's recent result on the aymptotic dimension of CAT(0) cube complexes, we give a generalization of a theorem of Bell and Dranishnikov on the finite asymptotic dimension of graphs of asymptotically finite-dimensional groups. More precisely, we prove asymptotic finite-dimensionality for finitely-generated groups acting on finite-dimensional cube complexes with 0-cube stabilizers of uniformly bounded asymptotic dimension. Finally, we apply contact graph techniques to prove a cubical version of the flat plane theorem stated in terms of complete bipartite subgraphs of $\Gamma$.
|Number of pages||34|
|Journal||Journal of Topology|
|Early online date||23 Aug 2013|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2014|
Bibliographical noteCorrections in Sections 2 and 4. Simplification in Section 6
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Dr Mark F Hagen
- School of Mathematics - Lecturer in Mathematics