Scaling of critical wave functions at topological Anderson transitions in one dimension

Quinn, Eoin and Cope, Thomas and Bardarson, Jens H. and Ossipov, A. (2015) Scaling of critical wave functions at topological Anderson transitions in one dimension. Physical Review B, 92 (10). 104204/1-104204/8. ISSN 2469-9969

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Abstract

Topological Anderson transitions, which are direct phase transitions between topologically distinct Anderson localized phases, allow for criticality in one-dimensional disordered systems. We analyze the statistical properties of an ensemble of critical wave functions at such transitions. We find that the local moments are strongly inhomogeneous, with significant amplification towards the edges of the system. In particular, we obtain an analytic expression for the spatial profile of the local moments, which is valid at all topological Anderson transitions in one dimension, as we verify by direct comparison with numerical simulations of various lattice models.

Item Type: Article
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Mathematical Sciences
Identification Number: 10.1103/PhysRevB.92.104204
Depositing User: Ossipov, Alexander
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2017 13:29
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2017 02:37
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/48104

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