Scattering from local deformations of a semitransparent plane

Claudio Cacciapuoti, Davide Fermi, Andrea Posilicano
July 20, 2018
We study scattering for the couple $(A_{F},A_{0})$ of Schr\"odinger operators in $L^2(\mathbb{R}^3)$ formally defined as $A_0 = -\Delta + \alpha\, \delta_{\pi_0}$ and $A_F = -\Delta + \alpha\, \delta_{\pi_F}$, $\alpha >0$, where $\delta_{\pi_F}$ is the Dirac $\delta$-distribution supported on the deformed plane given by the graph of the compactly supported, Lipschitz continuous function $F:\mathbb{R}^{2}\to\mathbb{R}$ and $\pi_{0}$ is the undeformed plane corresponding to the choice $F\equiv 0$. We provide a Limiting Absorption Principle, show asymptotic completeness of the wave operators and give a representation formula for the corresponding Scattering Matrix $S_{F}(\lambda)$. Moreover we show that, as $F\to 0$, $\|S_{F}(\lambda)-\mathsf 1\|^{2}_{\mathfrak{B}(L^{2}({\mathbb S}^{2}))}={\mathcal O}\!\left(\int_{\mathbb{R}^{2}}d\textbf{x}|F(\textbf{x})|^{\gamma}\right)$, $0<\gamma<1$. We correct a minor mistake in the computation of the scattering matrix, occurring in the published version of this paper (see J. Math. Anal. Appl. 473(1) (2019), pp. 215-257). The mistake was in Section 7, and affected the statement of Corollary 7.2, specifically, Eq. (7.8). Regrettably the formula for $S_F$ in the Corrigendum J. Math. Anal. Appl. 482(1) (2020), 123554, still contains a misprint, the correct expression is the one given here.