Hamilton Powers of Eulerian Digraphs

  • Enrico Celestino Colón
  • John Urschel


Powers of graphs are well-studied combinatorial objects; it is well-known that the cube of an undirected graph is Hamiltonian, and Fleischner's theorem states that the square of a two-connected undirected graph is also Hamiltonian, resolving a conjecture of Plummer-Nash-Williams. In this note, we prove that the $\lceil \tfrac{1}{2} \sqrt{n} \log_2^2 n \rceil^{th}$ power of a connected $n$-vertex Eulerian digraph is Hamiltonian, and provide an infinite family of digraphs for which the $\lfloor \sqrt{n}/2 \rfloor^{th}$ power is not.

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