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Item Open Access Defect resonances of truncated crystal structuresLu, Jianfeng; Marzuola, Jeremy L; Watson, Alexander BDefects in the atomic structure of crystalline materials may spawn electronic bound states, known as \emph{defect states}, which decay rapidly away from the defect. Simplified models of defect states typically assume the defect is surrounded on all sides by an infinite perfectly crystalline material. In reality the surrounding structure must be finite, and in certain contexts the structure can be small enough that edge effects are significant. In this work we investigate these edge effects and prove the following result. Suppose that a one-dimensional infinite crystalline material hosting a positive energy defect state is truncated a distance $M$ from the defect. Then, for sufficiently large $M$, there exists a resonance \emph{exponentially close} (in $M$) to the bound state eigenvalue. It follows that the truncated structure hosts a metastable state with an exponentially long lifetime. Our methods allow both the resonance frequency and associated resonant state to be computed to all orders in $e^{-M}$. We expect this result to be of particular interest in the context of photonic crystals, where defect states are used for wave-guiding and structures are relatively small. Finally, under a mild additional assumption we prove that if the defect state has negative energy then the truncated structure hosts a bound state with exponentially-close energy.Item Open Access Non-local SPDE limits of spatially-correlated-noise driven spin systems derived to sample a canonical distributionGao, Yuan; Marzuola, Jeremy L; Mattingly, Jonathan C; Newhall, Katherine AWe study the macroscopic behavior of a stochastic spin ensemble driven by a discrete Markov jump process motivated by the Metropolis-Hastings algorithm where the proposal is made with spatially correlated (colored) noise, and hence fails to be symmetric. However, we demonstrate a scenario where the failure of proposal symmetry is a higher order effect. Hence, from these microscopic dynamics we derive as a limit as the proposal size goes to zero and the number of spins to infinity, a non-local stochastic version of the harmonic map heat flow (or overdamped Landau-Lipshitz equation). The equation is both mathematically well-posed and samples the canonical/Gibbs distribution related to the kinetic energy. The failure of proposal symmetry due to interaction between the confining geometry of the spin system and the colored noise is in contrast to the uncorrelated, white-noise, driven system. Specifically, the choice of projection of the noise to conserve the magnitude of the spins is crucial to maintaining the proper equilibrium distribution. Numerical simulations are included to verify convergence properties and demonstrate the dynamics.