Singular behavior of eigenstates in Anderson's model of localization

S. Johri, R. N. Bhatt

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We observe an apparent singularity in the electronic properties of the Anderson model of localization with bounded diagonal disorder, which is clearly distinct from the well-established mobility edge (localization-delocalization transition) that occurs in dimensions d>2. We present results of numerical calculations for Anderson's original uniform (box) distribution of on-site disorder in dimensions d=1, 2, and 3. To establish this hitherto unreported behavior, and to understand its evolution with disorder, we contrast the behavior of two different measures of the localization length of the electronic wave functions-the averaged inverse participation ratio and the Lyapunov exponent. Our data suggest that Anderson's model exhibits richer behavior than has been established so far.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number076402
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number7
StatePublished - Aug 16 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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