## Differential and Integral Equations

### A finite range operator with a quasi-periodic potential

Steve Surace

#### Abstract

We consider the operator $H=\varepsilon h+\cos(\alpha\cdot j+\vartheta)$ for $j\in\mathbb{Z}^\nu,$ where $h$ is self-adjoint, translation invariant and finite range. The vector $\alpha=(\alpha_1,\alpha_2,\dots,\alpha_\nu)$ is assumed to have the diophantine property $|j\cdot\alpha\,\text{mod}\,2\pi|\ge C/|j|^2,$ where $j\ne0$ and $C$ is some constant. For $\varepsilon$ sufficiently small we prove that $H$ has pure point spectrum for almost every $\vartheta$. Moreover, every polynomially bounded eigenfunction of $H$ decays exponentially fast. Finally, we will show how this operator comes up in the study of electrons in a transverse magnetic field subject to a two dimensional periodic potential.

#### Article information

Source
Differential Integral Equations, Volume 9, Number 1 (1996), 213-237.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 7 May 2013