Nonequilibrium orbital magnetization of strongly localized electrons

Y. Galperin, O. Entin-Wohlman

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The magnetic response of strongly localized electrons to a time-dependent vector potential is considered. The orbital magnetic moment of the system, away from steady-state conditions, is obtained. The expression involves the tunneling and phonon-assisted hopping currents between localized states. The frequency and temperature dependence of the orbital magnetization is analyzed as function of the admittances connecting localized levels. It is shown that quantum interference of the localized wave functions contributes to the moment a term which follows adiabatically the time-dependent perturbation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9346-9352
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number13
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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