The Dirac Equation in Two Dimensions: Dispersive Estimates and Classification of Threshold Obstructions

M. Burak Erdoğan, William R. Green

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Abstract

We investigate dispersive estimates for the two dimensional Dirac equation with a potential. In particular, we show that the Dirac evolution satisfies a t−1 decay rate as an operator from the Hardy space H1 to BMO, the space of functions of bounded mean oscillation. This estimate, along with the L2 conservation law allows one to deduce a family of Strichartz estimates. We classify the structure of threshold obstructions as being composed of s-wave resonances, p-wave resonances and eigenfunctions. We show that, as in the case of the Schrödinger evolution, the presence of a threshold s-wave resonance does not destroy the t−1 decay rate. As a consequence of our analysis we obtain a limiting absorption principle in the neighborhood of the threshold, and show that there are only finitely many eigenvalues in the spectral gap.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)719-757
Number of pages39
JournalCommunications in Mathematical Physics
Volume352
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics

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