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Working paper

Derived categories of singular surfaces

Kuznetsov A., Shinder E., Karmazyn J.
We develop an approach that allows to construct semiorthogonal decompositions of derived categories of surfaces with rational singularities with components equivalent to derived categories of local finite dimensional algebras. First, we discuss how a semiorthogonal decomposition of a resolution of singularities of a surface X may induce a semiorthogonal decomposition of X. In the case when Xhas cyclic quotient singularities, we introduce the condition of adherence for the components of the resolution that allows to identify the components of the induced decomposition with derived categories of explicit local finite dimensional algebras. Further, we present an obstruction in the Brauer group of X to the existence of such semiorthogonal decomposition, and show that in the presence of the obstruction a suitable modification of the adherence condition gives a semiorthogonal decomposition of the twisted derived category of X. We illustrate the theory by exhibiting a semiorthogonal decomposition for the untwisted or twisted derived category of any normal projective toric surface depending on whether its Weil divisor class group is torsion-free or not. Finally, we relate our results to the results of Kawamata based on iterated extensions of reflexive sheaves of rank 1 on X.