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Branched quantum wave guides with Dirichlet boundary conditions: the decoupling case
 Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General
"... Abstract. We consider a family of open sets Mε which shrinks with respect to an appropriate parameter ε to a graph. Under the additional assumption that the vertex neighbourhoods are small we show that the appropriately shifted Dirichlet spectrum of Mε converges to the spectrum of the (differential) ..."
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Abstract. We consider a family of open sets Mε which shrinks with respect to an appropriate parameter ε to a graph. Under the additional assumption that the vertex neighbourhoods are small we show that the appropriately shifted Dirichlet spectrum of Mε converges to the spectrum of the (differential) Laplacian on the graph with Dirichlet boundary conditions at the vertices, i.e., a graph operator without coupling between different edges. The smallness is expressed by a lower bound on the first eigenvalue of a mixed eigenvalue problem on the vertex neighbourhood. The lower bound is given by the first transversal mode of the edge neighbourhood. We also allow curved edges and show that all bounded eigenvalues converge to the spectrum of a Laplacian acting on the edge with an additional potential coming from the curvature. 1.
Spectral convergence of noncompact quasionedimensional spaces
 Ann. H. Poincaré
"... Abstract. We consider a family of noncompact manifolds Xε (“graphlike manifolds”) approaching a metric graph X0 and establish convergence results of the related natural operators, namely the (Neumann) Laplacian ∆ Xε and the generalised Neumann (Kirchhoff) Laplacian ∆ X0 on the metric graph. In par ..."
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Abstract. We consider a family of noncompact manifolds Xε (“graphlike manifolds”) approaching a metric graph X0 and establish convergence results of the related natural operators, namely the (Neumann) Laplacian ∆ Xε and the generalised Neumann (Kirchhoff) Laplacian ∆ X0 on the metric graph. In particular, we show the norm convergence of the resolvents, spectral projections and eigenfunctions. As a consequence, the essential and the discrete spectrum converge as well. Neither the manifolds nor the metric graph need to be compact, we only need some natural uniformity assumptions. We provide examples of manifolds having spectral gaps in the essential spectrum, discrete eigenvalues in the gaps or even manifolds approaching a fractal spectrum. The convergence results will be given in a completely abstract setting dealing with operators acting in different spaces, applicable also in other geometric situations. 1.
CONTINUITY OF THE INTEGRATED DENSITY OF STATES ON RANDOM LENGTH METRIC GRAPHS
, 2008
"... We establish several properties of the integrated density of states for random quantum graphs: Under appropriate ergodicity and amenability assumptions, the integrated density of states can be defined using an exhaustion procedure by compact subgraphs. A trace per unit volume formula holds, similar ..."
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We establish several properties of the integrated density of states for random quantum graphs: Under appropriate ergodicity and amenability assumptions, the integrated density of states can be defined using an exhaustion procedure by compact subgraphs. A trace per unit volume formula holds, similarly as in the Euclidean case. Our setting includes periodic graphs. For a model where the edge lengths are random and vary independently in a smooth way we prove a Wegner estimate and related regularity results for the integrated density of states. These results are illustrated for an example based on the Kagome lattice. In the periodic case we characterise all compactly supported eigenfunctions and calculate the position and size of discontinuities of the integrated density of states.