Dispersive decay estimates for Dirac equations with a domain wall

Joseph Kraisler, Amir Sagiv, Michael I. Weinstein

Research output: Working paperPreprint


Dispersive time-decay estimates are proved for a one-parameter family of one-dimensional Dirac Hamiltonians with dislocations; these are operators which interpolate between two phase-shifted massive Dirac Hamiltonians at x=+∞ and x=−∞. This family of Hamiltonians arises in the theory of topologically protected states of one-dimensional quantum materials. For certain values of the phase-shift parameter, τ, the Dirac Hamiltonian has a {\it threshold resonance} at the endpoint of its essential spectrum. Such resonances are known to influence the local energy time-decay rate. Our main result explicitly displays the transition in time-decay rate as τ is varied between the resonant and non-resonant values. Our results appear to be the first dispersive time-decay estimates for Dirac Hamiltonians which are not a relatively compact perturbation of a free Dirac operator.
Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 2023


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