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Strong disorder renormalization group on fractal lattices: Heisenberg models and magnetoresistive effects in tight binding models

By Régis Mélin, Benoît Douçot and F. Iglói

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19 pages, 20 figuresInternational audienceWe use a numerical implementation of the strong disorder renormalization group (RG) method to study the low-energy fixed points of random Heisenberg and tight-binding models on different types of fractal lattices. For the Heisenberg model new types of infinite disorder and strong disorder fixed points are found. For the tight-binding model we add an orbital magnetic field and use both diagonal and off-diagonal disorder. For this model besides the gap spectra we study also the fraction of frozen sites, the correlation function, the persistent current and the two-terminal current. The lattices with an even number of sites around each elementary plaquette show a dominant $\phi_0=h/e$ periodicity. The lattices with an odd number of sites around each elementary plaquette show a dominant $\phi_0/2$ periodicity at vanishing diagonal disorder, with a positive weak localization-like magnetoconductance at infinite disorder fixed points. The magnetoconductance with both diagonal and off-diagonal disorder depends on the symmetry of the distribution of on-site energies

Topics: [PHYS.COND.CM-GEN] Physics [physics]/Condensed Matter [cond-mat]/Other [cond-mat.other]
Publisher: American Physical Society
Year: 2005
OAI identifier: oai:HAL:hal-00102589v1
Provided by: Hal-Diderot
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