Localization in Any Dimension

  • René Carmona
  • Jean Lacroix
Part of the Probability and Its Applications book series (PA)


Let β be a nonzero real number and let H(ω) be the random Schrödinger operator on ℤd defined by
$$ H(\omega )\psi (x)\;{\rm{ = }}\;{H_0}\psi (x)\;{\rm{ + }}\;\beta V(x,\omega )\psi (x) $$
where {V(x) ; x ∈ ℤd} is an i.i.d. family of potentials defined on some probability space (Ω,ℙ). Such a model proposed by Anderson in [8], is usually refered to as the “Anderson model”. It has been shown in the preceding chapters that the behavior at infinity of the solutions of the “eigenvalue equation”
$$ {H_0}\psi (x)\;{\rm{ = }}\;(\lambda \;{\rm{ - }}\;\beta V(x,\omega ))\psi (x) $$
is crucial in the study of spectral properties of the operator H(ω). The behavior at infinity of the Green’s function G(⋋,x,y) which satisfies the above equation for any xy is also of primordial interest. The links between the exponential growth of the solutions of the eigenvalue equation and the exponential decay of the Green’s function have already been pointed out in the one dimensional case.


Lyapunov Exponent Exponential Decay Selfadjoint Operator Multiscale Analysis Pure Point 
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© Birkhäuser Boston 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • René Carmona
    • 1
  • Jean Lacroix
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of California at IrvineIrvineUSA
  2. 2.Département de MathématiquesUniversité de Paris XIIIVilletaneuse, Fessy 74France

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