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Time-reversal asymmetric quantum graphs

Pavel Exner (Doppler Institute for Mathematical Physics and Applied Mathematics, Prague)
Monday 12 December 2022 16:15 Zoom
Mathematics Seminar

The topic of this talk are quantum graphs with the vertex coupling which does not preserve the time-reversal invariance. As a case study we analyze a simple example in which the asymmetry is maximal at a fixed energy. This has an interesting consequence, namely that high-energy scattering depends crucially on the vertex parity; we will demonstrate implications of this fact for spectral and transport properties in several classes of graphs, both finite and infinite periodic ones. Furthermore, we discuss other time-asymmetric graphs and identify a class of such couplings which exhibits a nontrivial PT - symmetry despite being self-adjoint. We also illustrate how the presence or absence of the Dirichlet component in the vertex coupling is manifested in the spectrum, and finally, we demonstrate the Band-Berkolaiko universality for kagome lattices with the indicated coupling.

The results come from a common work with Marzieh Baradaran, Jiří Lipovský, and Miloš Tater.


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Organised by: SQM
Revised: 02.11.2022