Distribution of level curvatures in the lowest Landau level

Yshai Avishai, Richard Berkovits

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An analysis of the statistics of level curvatures for a system exhibiting the integer quantum Hall effect is presented. The curvatures (Formula presented) are calculated numerically and their distribution P(k) is evaluated for energy eigenvalues (Formula presented) belonging to insulating as well as to critical states. In the insulating region it is found that P(0)=0 and that P(ln k) depends on the system size, albeit weaker than linearly. There is no clear cut evidence that the distribution is log-normal. The distribution of curvatures corresponding to critical states is scale invariant and appears to be way off the mark set by random matrix theory for the unitary ensemble.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7791-7795
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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