These numbers have been called **complex Pisot numbers** in at least a couple of papers. But they seem to have been investigated far less than their real counterparts.

Chamfy [1] and Garth [2] found the few smallest (in modulus) complex Pisot numbers.

Solomyak and Xu [3] showed that some of the dynamical properties of Pisot numbers continue to hold in the complex case, in particular, complex Bernoulli convolutions associated to complex Pisot numbers are singular. See Definition 2.2, Theorem 2.3 and the following remarks in [3].

*References:*

[1] **Chamfy, Christiane**. Fonctions méromorphes dans le cercle-unité et leurs séries de Taylor. (French) *Ann. Inst. Fourier. Grenoble* **8** 1958 211--262.

[2] **Garth, David**. Complex Pisot numbers of small modulus. *C. R. Math. Acad. Sci. Paris* **336** (2003), no. 12, 967--970.

[3] **Solomyak, Boris; Xu, Hui**. On the `Mandelbrot set' for a pair of linear maps and complex Bernoulli convolutions. *Nonlinearity* **16** (2003), no. 5, 1733--1749.