 18118 Jussi Behrndt, Pavel Exner, Markus Holzmann, Vladimir Lotoreichik
 The Landau Hamiltonian with $\delta$potentials supported on curves
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Abstract. The spectral properties of the singularly perturbed selfadjoint Landau Hamiltonian
$A_lpha =(i
abla + A)^2 + lpha\delta_\Sigma$ in $L^2(R^2)$ with a $\delta$potential supported on a finite $C^{1,1}$smooth curve $\Sigma$ are studied. Here $A = rac{1}{2} B (x_2, x_1)^T$ is the vector potential, $B>0$ is the strength of the homogeneous magnetic field, and $lpha\in L^\infty(\Sigma)$ is a positiondependent real coefficient modeling the strength of the singular interaction on the curve $\Sigma$. After a general discussion of the qualitative spectral properties of $A_lpha$ and its resolvent, one of the main objectives in the present paper is a local spectral analysis of $A_lpha$ near the Landau levels $B(2q+1)$, $q\in N_0$. Under various conditions on $lpha$ it is shown that the perturbation smears the Landau levels into eigenvalue clusters, and the accumulation rate of the eigenvalues within these clusters is determined in terms of the capacity of the support of $lpha$. Furthermore, the use of Landau Hamiltonians with $\delta$perturbations as model operators for more realistic quantum systems is justified by showing that $A_lpha$ can be approximated in the norm resolvent sense by a family of Landau Hamiltonians with suitably scaled regular potentials.
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