94-12 Avron J.E., Exner P., Last Y.
Periodic Schroedinger Operators with Large Gaps and Wannier--Stark Ladders (23K, LaTeX) Jan 19, 94
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Abstract. We describe periodic, one dimensional Schroedinger operators, with the property that the widths of the forbidden gaps increase at large energies and the gap to band ratio is not small. Such systems can be realized by periodic arrays of geometric scatterers, e.g., a necklace of rings. Small, multichannel scatterers lead (for low energies) to the same band spectrum as that of a periodic array of (singular) point interactions known as delta'. We consider the Wannier--Stark ladder of delta', and show that the corresponding Schroedinger operator has no absolutely continuous spectrum.

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