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Lemma 30.12.2. Let $X$ be a Noetherian scheme. Let $i : Z \to X$ be an integral closed subscheme. Let $\xi \in Z$ be the generic point. Let $\mathcal{F}$ be a coherent sheaf on $X$. Assume that $\mathcal{F}_\xi $ is annihilated by $\mathfrak m_\xi $. Then there exist an integer $r \geq 0$ and a coherent sheaf of ideals $\mathcal{I} \subset \mathcal{O}_ Z$ and an injective map of coherent sheaves

\[ i_*\left(\mathcal{I}^{\oplus r}\right) \to \mathcal{F} \]

which is an isomorphism in a neighbourhood of $\xi $.

Proof. Let $\mathcal{J} \subset \mathcal{O}_ X$ be the ideal sheaf of $Z$. Let $\mathcal{F}' \subset \mathcal{F}$ be the subsheaf of local sections of $\mathcal{F}$ which are annihilated by $\mathcal{J}$. It is a quasi-coherent sheaf by Properties, Lemma 28.24.2. Moreover, $\mathcal{F}'_\xi = \mathcal{F}_\xi $ because $\mathcal{J}_\xi = \mathfrak m_\xi $ and part (3) of Properties, Lemma 28.24.2. By Lemma 30.9.5 we see that $\mathcal{F}' \to \mathcal{F}$ induces an isomorphism in a neighbourhood of $\xi $. Hence we may replace $\mathcal{F}$ by $\mathcal{F}'$ and assume that $\mathcal{F}$ is annihilated by $\mathcal{J}$.

Assume $\mathcal{J}\mathcal{F} = 0$. By Lemma 30.9.8 we can write $\mathcal{F} = i_*\mathcal{G}$ for some coherent sheaf $\mathcal{G}$ on $Z$. Suppose we can find a morphism $\mathcal{I}^{\oplus r} \to \mathcal{G}$ which is an isomorphism in a neighbourhood of the generic point $\xi $ of $Z$. Then applying $i_*$ (which is left exact) we get the result of the lemma. Hence we have reduced to the case $X = Z$.

Suppose $Z = X$ is an integral Noetherian scheme with generic point $\xi $. Note that $\mathcal{O}_{X, \xi } = \kappa (\xi )$ is the function field of $X$ in this case. Since $\mathcal{F}_\xi $ is a finite $\mathcal{O}_\xi $-module we see that $r = \dim _{\kappa (\xi )} \mathcal{F}_\xi $ is finite. Hence the sheaves $\mathcal{O}_ X^{\oplus r}$ and $\mathcal{F}$ have isomorphic stalks at $\xi $. By Lemma 30.9.6 there exists a nonempty open $U \subset X$ and a morphism $\psi : \mathcal{O}_ X^{\oplus r}|_ U \to \mathcal{F}|_ U$ which is an isomorphism at $\xi $, and hence an isomorphism in a neighbourhood of $\xi $ by Lemma 30.9.5. By Schemes, Lemma 26.12.4 there exists a quasi-coherent sheaf of ideals $\mathcal{I} \subset \mathcal{O}_ X$ whose associated closed subscheme $Z \subset X$ is the complement of $U$. By Lemma 30.10.5 there exists an $n \geq 0$ and a morphism $\mathcal{I}^ n(\mathcal{O}_ X^{\oplus r}) \to \mathcal{F}$ which recovers our $\psi $ over $U$. Since $\mathcal{I}^ n(\mathcal{O}_ X^{\oplus r}) = (\mathcal{I}^ n)^{\oplus r}$ we get a map as in the lemma. It is injective because $X$ is integral and it is injective at the generic point of $X$ (easy proof omitted). $\square$

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