Delocalization of tightly bound excitons in disordered systems

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The localization length of a low-energy tightly bound electron-hole pair (excitons) is calculated by exact diagonalization for small interacting disordered systems. The exciton localization length (which corresponds to the thermal electronic conductance) is strongly enhanced by electron-electron interactions, while the localization length (pertaining to the charge conductance) is only slightly enhanced. This shows that the two-particle delocalization mechanism widely discussed for the electron pair case is more efficient close to the Fermi energy for an electron-hole pair. The relevance to experiment is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-29
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1999


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