Scaling behavior of a one-dimensional correlated disordered electronic system

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Avgin İ.

PHYSICAL REVIEW B, vol.73, no.5, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 73 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1103/physrevb.73.052201
  • Title of Journal : PHYSICAL REVIEW B


A one-dimensional diagonal tight binding electronic system with correlated disorder is investigated. The correlation of the random potential is exponentially decaying with distance and its correlation length diverges as the concentration of "wrong sign" approaches to 1 or 0. The correlated random number sequence can be generated easily with a binary sequence similar to that of a one-dimensional spin glass system. The localization length (LL) and the integrated density of states (IDOS) for long chains are computed. A comparison with numerical results is made with the recently developed scaling technique results. The coherent potential approximation is also adopted to obtain scaling functions for both the LL and the IDOS. We confirmed that the scaling functions show a crossover near the band edge and establish their relation to the concentration. For concentrations near to 0 or 1 (longer correlation length case), the scaling behavior is followed only for a very limited range of the potential strengths.