- 08-220 Olaf Post and Pavel Exner
- Approximation of quantum graph vertex couplings by scaled Schr\"odinger operators on thin branched manifolds
Nov 22, 08
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Abstract. We discuss approximations of vertex couplings of quantum graphs using families of thin branched manifolds. We show that if a Neumann type Laplacian on such manifolds is amended by suitable potentials, the resulting Schr\"odinger operators can approximate non-trivial vertex couplings. The latter include not only the delta-couplings but also those with wavefunctions discontinuous at the vertex. We work out the example of the symmetric delta'-couplings and conjecture that the same method can be applied to all couplings invariant with respect to the time reversal.