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Topology vs. Anderson localization: non-perturbative solutions in one dimension

Altland, Alexander; Bagrets, Dmitry; Kamenev, Alex;
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  • Published: 21 Nov 2014
We present an analytic theory of quantum criticality in quasi one-dimensional topological Anderson insulators. We describe these systems in terms of two parameters $(g,\chi)$ representing localization and topological properties, respectively. Certain critical values of $\chi$ (half-integer for $\Bbb{Z}$ classes, or zero for $\Bbb{Z}_2$ classes) define phase boundaries between distinct topological sectors. Upon increasing system size, the two parameters exhibit flow similar to the celebrated two parameter flow of the integer quantum Hall insulator. However, unlike the quantum Hall system, an exact analytical description of the entire phase diagram can be given in...
free text keywords: Condensed Matter - Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics, Condensed Matter - Disordered Systems and Neural Networks
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  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 1306734
  • Funding stream: Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences | Division of Materials Research
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