Dielectric constant near the Anderson transition

M. Ortuno, M. Kaveh

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The authors study the effect of power-law localisation on the dielectric constant of a noninteracting disordered electron gas. If the envelope of the eigenstate goes as 1/rs, then the authors find a divergent epsilon 1 when s to d/2, where d is the dimensionality. The AC conductivity in this limit is sigma approximately omega 2-ds/. If the states are not pure power law states and psi approximately r-se-r xi /, their results still apply for high frequencies where the characteristic length is smaller than xi and the 1/rs component of psi dominates. It is argued that this power-law correction to psi may explain qualitatively the AC conductivity and its temperature dependence just below the Anderson transition in Si:P. For omega to 0, the authors find epsilon 1(0) approximately xi 2 independent of whether or not a minimum metallic conductivity exists.

Original languageEnglish
Article number003
Pages (from-to)L487-L491
JournalJournal of Physics C: Solid State Physics
Issue number19
StatePublished - 1984


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