5 years ago

Coexistence of Localized and Extended States in Disordered Systems.

Yi-Xin Xiao, C. T. Chan, Zhao-Qing Zhang

It is commonly believed that Anderson localized states and extended states do not coexist at the same energy. Here we propose a simple mechanism to achieve the coexistence of localized and extended states in a band in a class of disordered quasi-1D and quasi-2D systems. The systems are partially disordered in a way that a band of extended states always exists, not affected by the randomness, whereas the states in all other bands become localized. The extended states can overlap with the localized states both in energy and in space, achieving the aforementioned coexistence. We demonstrate such coexistence in disordered multi-chain and multi-layer systems.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1612.09490

DOI: arXiv:1612.09490v2

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