Two parameter scaling in the crossover from symmetry class BDI to AI

Saumitran Kasturirangan, Alex Kamenev, Fiona J. Burnell

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The transport statistics of the 1D chain and metallic armchair graphene nanoribbons with hopping disorder are studied, with a focus on understanding the crossover between the zero-energy critical point and the localized regime at larger energy. In this crossover region, transport is found to be described by a two parameter scaling with the ratio s of system size to mean free path, and the product r of energy and scattering time. This two parameter scaling shows excellent data collapse across a wide a variety of system sizes, energies, and disorder strengths. The numerically obtained transport distributions in this regime are found to be well described by a Nakagami distribution, whose form is controlled up to an overall scaling by the ratio s/|lnr|2. For sufficiently small values of this parameter, transport appears virtually identical to that of the zero-energy critical point, while at large values, a Gaussian distribution corresponding to exponential localization is recovered. For intermediate values, the distribution interpolates smoothly between these two limits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number174204
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number17
StatePublished - May 1 2022

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The authors acknowledge useful conversations with Ilya Gruzberg and Xuzhe Ying. This work was supported primarily by the National Science Foundation through the University of Minnesota MRSEC under Award No. DMR-2011401. F.J.B. acknowledges the financial support of NSF (Grant No. DMR-1928166) and the Carnegie Corporation of New York. A.K. was supported by the NSF Grant No. DMR-2037654.

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