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An Isaac Newton Institute Workshop

Quantum Graphs, their Spectra and Applications

Convergence of spectra and resonances on thin branched quantum wave guides

Author: Olaf Post (Humboldt)

Abstract

We consider convergence results of a family of noncompact, thin branched quantum waveguides (QWG) to the associated quantum graph. The branched quantum waveguide can either be a thin neighbourhood of the (embedded) quantum graph or be defined as a manifold without boundary (like the surface of a pipeline network approaching the metric graph). On the QWG has boundary, we consider the (Neumann) Laplacian; on the metric graph we consider the Laplacian with free boundary conditions. Our main result is a convergence result for the spectrum and resonances under some natural uniformity conditions on the spaces.