The Chalker-Coddington Network Model is Quantum Critical

Дата и время публикации : 1998-12-16T19:45:05Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
J. B. Marston
Shan-Wen Tsai

Ссылка на журнал-издание: Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 4906 – 4909 (1999)
Коментарии к cтатье: Version accepted for publication in PRL. 4 pages, 2 eps figures
Первичная категория: cond-mat.mes-hall

Все категории : cond-mat.mes-hall, cond-mat.dis-nn, cond-mat.str-el

Краткий обзор статьи: We show that the localization transition in the integer quantum Hall effect as described by the Chalker-Coddington network model is quantum critical. We first map the anisotropic network model to the problem of diagonalizing a one-dimensional non-Hermitian non-compact supersymmetric lattice Hamiltonian of interacting bosons and fermions. Its behavior is investigated numerically using the density matrix renormalization group method, and critical behavior is found at the plateau transition. This result is confirmed by an exact, analytic, generalization of the Lieb-Schultz-Mattis theorem.

Category: Physics