Peculiar spectral statistics of ensembles of trees and star-like graphs

V. Kovaleva, Yu Maximov, S. Nechaev, O. Valba

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    In this paper we investigate the eigenvalue statistics of exponentially weighted ensembles of full binary trees and p-branching star graphs. We show that spectral densities of corresponding adjacency matrices demonstrate peculiar ultrametric structure inherent to sparse systems. In particular, the tails of the distribution for binary trees share the 'Lifshitz singularity' emerging in the one-dimensional localization, while the spectral statistics of p-branching star-like graphs is less universal, being strongly dependent on p. The hierarchical structure of spectra of adjacency matrices is interpreted as sets of resonance frequencies, that emerge in ensembles of fully branched tree-like systems, known as dendrimers. However, the relaxational spectrum is not determined by the cluster topology, but has rather the number-theoretic origin, reflecting the peculiarities of the rare-event statistics typical for one-dimensional systems with a quenched structural disorder. The similarity of spectral densities of an individual dendrimer and of an ensemble of linear chains with exponential distribution in lengths, demonstrates that dendrimers could be served as simple disorder-less toy models of one-dimensional systems with quenched disorder.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number073402
    JournalJournal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 11 Jul 2017


    • Anderson model
    • networks
    • random graphs
    • random/ordered microstructure


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