Bound States of the Magnetic Schrödinger Operator by Nicolas Raymond

By Nicolas Raymond

This ebook is a synthesis of contemporary advances within the spectral thought of the magnetic Schrödinger operator. it may be thought of a catalog of concrete examples of magnetic spectral asymptotics.

Since the presentation contains many notions of spectral idea and semiclassical research, it starts off with a concise account of ideas and strategies utilized in the booklet and is illustrated by means of many straight forward examples.

Assuming quite a few issues of view (power sequence expansions, Feshbach–Grushin discounts, WKB buildings, coherent states decompositions, common kinds) a idea of Magnetic Harmonic Approximation is then proven which permits, specifically, exact descriptions of the magnetic eigenvalues and eigenfunctions. a few components of this thought, resembling these relating to spectral discount rates or waveguides, are nonetheless obtainable to complex scholars whereas others (e.g., the dialogue of the Birkhoff general shape and its spectral outcomes, or the consequences regarding boundary magnetic wells in measurement 3) are meant for pro researchers.

Keywords: Magnetic Schrödinger equation, discrete spectrum, semiclassical research, magnetic harmonic approximation

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This implies the second assertion. It remains to prove the first assertion. Thus, we assume that n < . By the same considerations as above, if a < n , the number of eigenvalues (with multiplicity) lying in . 1; a/ is less than n 1. Let us finally show that, if a 2 . n ; /, then the number of eigenvalues in . 1; a/ is at least n. L/; u¤0 u2span. 1 ;:::; n 1 /? LjF / F D span. 1; : : : ; Œa; C1/, with ? n 1/ : An often used consequence of this theorem (or of its proof) is the following proposition.

Let us emphasize here that this phenomenon of phase localization is characteristic of the magnetic Laplacian and is intimately related to the structure of the low lying spectrum. In [79] Fournais and Helffer are led to using the pseudo-differential calculus and the Grushin formalism. In [183] the approach is structurally different. In [183], in the spirit of the Egorov theorem (see [64, 152, 190]), we use successive canonical transforms of the symbol of the operator corresponding to unitary transforms (change of gauge, change of variable, Fourier transform), and we reduce the operator, modulo remainders that are controlled thanks to the a priori estimates, to an electric Laplacian that is in the Born–Oppenheimer form (see [43, 150] and more recently [19]).

Rd /. 0; R/, we have Z jV jj j2 dx Ä C kV k pp 2 QA . 4). Let us now prove that the quadratic form is bounded from below. 0; 1/ defined by p1 D diamagnetic inequality, we get  2 C 1  2 . With the Sobolev embedding and the Q . 1  /" 1   Á QA . / and the lower bound follows by taking " small enough. 2. We leave the case d D 2 as an exercise. 4 A magnetic example of determination of the essential spectrum In this section, we work in two dimensions. R2 / with B 0 and B ¤ 0. Since the magnetic field is zero at infinity, we could guess that the essential spectrum is the same as the one of the free Laplacian: Œ0; C1/.

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