We study spectral properties of transfer operators for diffeomorphisms T : X → X on a Riemannian manifold X. Suppose that Ω is an isolated hyperbolic subset for T, with a compact isolating neighborhood V ⊂ X. We first introduce Banach spaces of distributions supported on V, which are anisotropic versions of the usual space of Cp functions Cp (V) and of the generalized Sobolev spaces Wp,t(V), respectively. We then show that the transfer operators associated to T and a smooth weight g extend boundedly to these spaces, and we give bounds on the essential spectral radii of such extensions in terms of hyperbolicity exponents.
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