Exact-enumeration approach to tunneling in disordered systems

Xiang Rong Wang, Yonathan Shapir, Ernesto Medina, Mehran Kardar

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The model of Nguyen, Spivak, and Shklovskii (NSS) for coherent tunneling of strongly localized electrons, by impurities with negative local scattering amplitudes, is studied by exact enumeration of all impurity configurations. We consider the overlap between electronic wave functions on sites that are t lattice spacings apart and examine the dependence of their statistical properties on the hopping length and the concentration p of impurities. We obtain series up to t=5 for general p, and t=9 in the symmetric case of p=1/2. In this interval, the extent of scattering perpendicular to the hopping direction is found to spread as x2 t2, with =0.62 0.05. The probability that the final amplitude maintains its original sign decays as exp[-a(p)t] for p 0.1, casting doubt on the sign-phase transition suggested by NSS.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)4559-4562
Número de páginas4
PublicaciónPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
EstadoPublicada - 1990
Publicado de forma externa


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