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Averaged Green's functions of discrete disordered systems from effective energy-dependent probability distributions


  • van Biljon, A.J.
  • Scholtz, F.G.


In a discrete disordered system one is interested in computing the averaged Green's function 〈Gij〉. Using the supersymmetry formulation as a starting point, we derive a renormalization group flow equation for the effective probability distribution of a subsystem of fixed size, which preserves 〈Gij〉, as the size of the total system is increased. From this flow equation, averaged Green's functions can be computed directly in the thermodynamic limit, which enables us to compute the density of states and investigate localization/delocalization transitions. As an illustration, we consider the one-dimensional tight-binding Anderson model with Lorentz disorder.

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  • van Biljon, A.J. & Scholtz, F.G., 1999. "Averaged Green's functions of discrete disordered systems from effective energy-dependent probability distributions," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 266(1), pages 351-357.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:phsmap:v:266:y:1999:i:1:p:351-357
    DOI: 10.1016/S0378-4371(98)00615-3

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