Complete absence of localization in a family of disordered lattices

Biplab Pal*, Santanu K. Maiti, Arunava Chakrabarti

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We present analytically exact results to show that certain quasi-one-dimensional lattices, where the building blocks are arranged in a random fashion, can have an absolutely continuous part in the energy spectrum when special correlations are introduced among some of the parameters describing the corresponding Hamiltonians. We explicitly work out two prototype cases, one being a disordered array of a simple diamond network and isolated dots, and the other an array of triangular plaquettes and dots. In the latter case, a magnetic flux threading each plaquette plays a crucial role in converting the energy spectrum into an absolutely continuous one. A flux controlled enhancement in the electronic transport is an interesting observation in the triangle-dot system that may be useful while considering prospective devices. The analytical findings are comprehensively supported by extensive numerical calculations of the density of states and transmission coefficient in each case.

Original languageEnglish
Article number17004
JournalJournal de Physique (Paris), Lettres
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes


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