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METAL–INSULATOR TRANSITIONS

V.F. Gantmakher

in Electrons and Disorder in Solids

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567561
eISBN:
9780191718267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567561.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

In this chapter, various data on localization in one and three dimensional (1D and 3D) systems are gathered into a unified pattern. Using the Landauer formula, it is shown that random potential ... More


Conductor-Insulator Quantum Phase Transitions

Vladimir Dobrosavljevic, Nandini Trivedi, and James M. Valles, Jr. (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199592593
eISBN:
9780191741050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592593.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Quantum phase transitions describe the violent rearrangement of electrons or atoms as they evolve from well defined excitations in one phase to a completely different set of excitations in another. ... More


ON THE PROBLEM OF MANY-BODY LOCALIZATION

D. M. Basko, I. L. Aleiner, and B. L. Altshuler

in Problems of Condensed Matter Physics: Quantum coherence phenomena in electron-hole and coupled matter-light systems

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199238873
eISBN:
9780191716652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238873.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter reviews recent work on the non-zero-temperature metal-insulator transition, which occurs in a system of weakly interacting electrons in the presence of a disorder potential strong enough ... More


Visualizing Critical Correlations Near the Metal–Insulator Transition in Ga1−x Mn x As

Ali Yazdani

in Conductor-Insulator Quantum Phase Transitions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199592593
eISBN:
9780191741050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592593.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Electronic states in disordered conductors on the verge of localization are predicted to exhibit critical spatial characteristics indicative of the proximity to a metal- insulator phase transition. ... More


Numerical Studies of Metal—Insulator Transitions in Disordered Hubbard Models

S. Chiesa, R.T. Scalettar, P.J.H. Denteneer, P. Chakraborty, T. Paiva, and S. Story

in Conductor-Insulator Quantum Phase Transitions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199592593
eISBN:
9780191741050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592593.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter reviews Determinant Quantum Monte Carlo studies of the disordered Hubbard Hamiltonian. The effect of the interplay of interactions and a variety of realizations of the randomness, ... More


Glassy Dynamics of Electrons Near the Metal–Insulator Transition

Dragana Popović

in Conductor-Insulator Quantum Phase Transitions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199592593
eISBN:
9780191741050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592593.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter first describes the evidence that strongly suggests the existence of the metal-insulator transition (MIT) in a two-dimensional electron system in Si regardless of the amount of disorder. ... More


Manganite multilayers

Anand Bhattacharya, Shuai Dong, and Rong Yu

in Multifunctional Oxide Heterostructures

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199584123
eISBN:
9780191745331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584123.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter reviews recent experimental and theoretical progress in manganite multilayers. Manganites have been intensively studied in the past two decades for their colossal magnetoresistance and ... More


Penultimate Fate of a Dirty-Fermi Liquid

Alexander Punnoose and Alexander M. Finkel’stein

in Conductor-Insulator Quantum Phase Transitions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199592593
eISBN:
9780191741050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592593.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter reviews here the two-parameter scaling theory of the dirty Fermi-liquid. The chapter shows that this theory captures both quantitatively (for small disorder) and qualitatively (for large ... More


Experimental Survey II: Narrow-Gap Semiconductors

Kamran Behnia

in Fundamentals of Thermoelectricity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199697663
eISBN:
9780191793462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697663.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The subject of this chapter is the thermoelectric response in semiconductors, which are known to be good thermoelectric materials, because of their high thermoelectric figure of merit. It is recalled ... More


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