Pavel Exner and Stepan Manko
Spectral properties of magnetic chain graphs
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ABSTRACT. We discuss spectral properties of a charged quantum particle confined to a chain graph consisting of an infinite array of rings under influence of a magnetic field assuming a $\delta$-coupling at the points where the rings touch. We start with the situation when the system has a translational symmetry and analyze spectral consequences of perturbations of various kind, such as a local change of the magnetic field, of the coupling constant, or of a ring circumference. A particular attention is paid to weak perturbations, both local and periodic; for the latter we prove a version of Saxon-Hutner conjecture.