- gl(N|N) Super-Current Algebras for Disordered Dirac Fermions in Two Dimensions
- Nuclear Physics B
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Science (FNWI)
- Institute for Theoretical Physics Amsterdam (ITFA)
We consider the non-hermitian 2D Dirac Hamiltonian with (A): real random mass, imaginary scalar potential and imaginary gauge field potentials, and (B) arbitrary complex random potentials of all three kinds. In both cases this Hamiltonian gives rise to a delocalization transition at zero energy with particle-hole symmetry in every realization of disorder. Case (A) is in addition time-reversal invariant, and can also be interpreted as the random-field XY Statistical Mechanics model in two dimensions. The supersymmetric approach to disorder averaging results in current-current perturbations of $gl(N|N)$ super-current algebras. Special properties of the $gl(N|N)$ algebra allow the exact computation of the beta-functions, and of the correlation functions of all currents. One of them is the Edwards-Anderson order parameter. The theory is `nearly conformal' and possesses a scale-invariant subsector which is not a current algebra. For N=1, in addition, we obtain an exact solution of all correlation functions. We also study the delocalization transition of case (B), with broken time reversal symmetry, in the Gade-Wegner (Random-Flux) universality class, using a $GL(N|N;C)/U(N|N)$ sigma model, as well as its $PSL(N|N)$ variant, and a corresponding generalized random XY model. For $N=1$ the sigma model is shown to be identical to the current-current perturbation. For the delocalization transitions (case (A) and (B)) a density of states, diverging at zero energy, is found.
- go to publisher's site
If you believe that digital publication of certain material infringes any of your rights or (privacy) interests, please let the Library know, stating your reasons. In case of a legitimate complaint, the Library will make the material inaccessible and/or remove it from the website. Please Ask the Library, or send a letter to: Library of the University of Amsterdam, Secretariat, Singel 425, 1012 WP Amsterdam, The Netherlands. You will be contacted as soon as possible.