Spectral properties of substitutions on compact alphabets

Mañibo, Neil; Rust, Dan and Walton, James J. (2023). Spectral properties of substitutions on compact alphabets. Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society [Early Access].

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1112/blms.12872


We consider substitutions on compact alphabets and provide sufficient conditions for the diffraction to be pure point, absolutely continuous and singular continuous. This allows one to construct examples for which the Koopman operator on the associated function space has specific spectral components. For abelian bijective substitutions, we provide a dichotomy result regarding the spectral type of the diffraction. We also provide the first example of a substitution that has countably infinite Lebesgue spectral components and countably infinite singular continuous components. Lastly, we give a non-constant length substitution on a countably infinite alphabet that gives rise to substitutive Delone sets of infinite type. This extends the spectral theory of substitutions on finite alphabets and Delone sets of finite type with inflation symmetry.

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