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Pavel Exner and Stepan S. Manko
Spectra of magnetic chain graphs: coupling constant perturbations
ABSTRACT. We analyze spectral properties of a quantum graph in the form of a ring chain with a $\delta$ coupling in the vertices exposed to a homogeneous magnetic field perpendicular to the graph plane. We find the band spectrum in the case when the chain exhibits a translational symmetry and study the discrete spectrum in the gaps resulting from changing a finite number of vertex coupling constants. In particular, we discuss in details some examples such as perturbations of one or two vertices, weak perturbation asymptotics, and a pair of distant perturbations.