Analytical and numerical study of uncorrelated disorder on a honeycomb lattice
Lee, Kean Loon
Date of Issue2013
Institute of Advanced Studies
We consider a tight-binding model on the regular honeycomb lattice with uncorrelated on-site disorder. We use two independent methods (recursive Green's function and self-consistent Born approximation) to extract the scattering mean-free path, the scattering mean-free time, the density of states, and the localization length as a function of the disorder strength. The two methods give excellent quantitative agreement for these single-particle properties. Furthermore, a finite-size scaling analysis reveals that all localization lengths for different lattice sizes and different energies (including the energy at the Dirac points) collapse onto a single curve, in agreement with the one-parameter scaling theory of localization. The predictions of the self-consistent theory of localization however fail to quantitatively reproduce these numerically extracted localization lengths.
Physical review B
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