The open archive for STFC research publications

Full Record Details

Persistent URL http://purl.org/net/epubs/work/37286
Record Status Checked
Record Id 37286
Title Electron in a tangled chain: multifractality at the small-world critical point
Abstract We study a simple model of conducting polymers in which a single electron propagates through a randomly tangled chain. The model has the geometry of a small-world network, with a small density p of crossings of the chain acting as shortcuts for the electron. We use numerical diagonalization and simple analytical arguments to discuss the density of states, inverse participation ratios, and wave functions. We suggest that there is a critical point at p=0 and demonstrate finite-size scaling of the energy and wave functions at the lower band edge. The wave functions are multifractal. The critical exponent of the correlation length is consistent with criticality due to the small-world effect, as distinct from the previously discussed, dimensionality-driven Anderson transition.
Keywords Physics , 89.75.Hc , 73.20.Fz , ISIS 2007
Funding Information
Related Research Object(s):
Licence Information:
Language English (EN)
Type Details URI(s) Local file(s) Year
Journal Article Phys Rev B 75 (2007): 144204. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.75.144204 2007