Bounds on the spectral shift function and the density of state

  • Ivan Veselic (Technische Universität Chemnitz)
A3 01 (Sophus-Lie room)


(joint work with Dirk Hundertmark, Rowan Killip, Shu Nakamura, Peter Stollmann)

We derive three results belonging to the theory of Schroedinger operators. First we consider a pair of Schoedinger operators $H_1, H_2$ differing by a compactly supported potential $V$. We show that the singular values $a_n$ of the difference of exponentials $e^{-t H_2} -e^{-t H_2}$ decay almost exponentially as $n$ tends to infinity.

Thereafter this result is used to derive an upper bound on the spectral shift function $\xi (E, H_2, H_1)$. This function captures how much of the spectral density is shifted across the energy $E$ by the perturbation $V$. Our upper bound is close to a lower bound which can be established by an example.

Finally we apply the spectral shift bound to prove a Wegner estimate for certain random Schroedinger operators called alloy-type models. It implies that the integrated density of states (=spectral density function) is Hoelder continuous. Our continuity requirements on the randomness entering the operator are weaker than the ones needed for earlier proofs of Wegner estimates.

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