Communications in Mathematical Physics

, Volume 88, Issue 4, pp 465–477 | Cite as

Localization inv-dimensional incommensurate structures

  • J. Bellissard
  • R. Lima
  • E. Scoppola


We exhibit a class of quasi-periodic unbounded potential in thev-dimensional discrete Schrödinger equation, for which the spectrum is only pure point, with exponentially localized states and a dense set of eigenvalues in ℝ.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Bellissard
    • 1
  • R. Lima
    • 2
  • E. Scoppola
    • 1
  1. 1.Université de ProvenceMarseilleFrance
  2. 2.Centre de Physique ThéoriqueC.N.R.S.Marseille Cedex 09France

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