### Abstract

Motivated by the recent developments of pseudo-Hermitian quantummechanics, we analyze the structure of unbounded metric operators in a Hilbertspace. It turns out that such operators generate a canonical lattice of Hilbertspaces, that is, the simplest case of a partial inner product space (PIP-space).Next, we introduce several generalizations of the notion of similarity betweenoperators and explore to what extent they preserve spectral properties. Then weapply some of the previous results to operators on a particular PIP-space, namelya scale of Hilbert spaces generated by ametric operator. Finally, we reformulatethe notion of pseudo-Hermitian operators in the preceding formalism.

Lingua originale | English |
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Numero di pagine | 21 |

Rivista | JOURNAL OF PHYSICS. A, MATHEMATICAL AND THEORETICAL |

Volume | 46 |

Stato di pubblicazione | Published - 2013 |

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### All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Statistics and Probability
- Modelling and Simulation
- Mathematical Physics
- Physics and Astronomy(all)