Renormalization group approach to energy level statistics at the integer quantum Hall transition
UNSPECIFIED. (2003) Renormalization group approach to energy level statistics at the integer quantum Hall transition. PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 67 (7). -. ISSN 1098-0121Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.67.075307
We extend the real-space renormalization group (RG) approach to the study of the energy level statistics at the integer quantum Hall (QH) transition. Previously it was demonstrated that the RG approach reproduces the critical distribution of the power transmission coefficients, i.e., two-terminal conductances, P-c(G), with very high accuracy. The RG flow of P(G) at energies away from the transition yielded the value of the critical exponent, nu, that agreed with most accurate large-size lattice simulations. To obtain the information about the level statistics from the RG approach, we analyze the evolution of the distribution of phases of the amplitude transmission coefficient upon a step of the RG transformation. From the fixed point of this transformation we extract the critical level spacing distribution (LSD). This distribution is close, but distinctively different from the earlier large-scale simulations. We find that away from the transition the LSD crosses over toward the Poisson distribution. Studying the change of the LSD around the QH transition, we check that it indeed obeys scaling behavior. This enables us to use the alternative approach to extracting the critical exponent, based on the LSD, and to find nu=2.37+/-0.02 very close to the value established in the literature. This provides additional evidence for the surprising fact that a small RG unit, containing only five nodes, accurately captures most of the correlations responsible for the localization-delocalization transition.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||PHYSICAL REVIEW B|
|Publisher:||AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOC|
|Date:||15 February 2003|
|Number of Pages:||9|
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