Spectral statistics in the lowest Landau band

Mario Feingold, Yshai Avishai, Richard Berkovits

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We study the spectral statsitics in the center of the lowest Landau band of a two-dimensional disordered system with a smooth potential and strong transverse magnetic field. Due to the finite size of the system, the energy range in which there are extended states is finite as well. The behavior in this range can be viewed as the analogue of the Anderson metal-insulator transition for the case of the quantum Hall system. Accordingly, we verify recent predictions regarding the exponent of the asymptotic power law of 2(N̄), γ, and that of the stretched exponential dominating the large s behavior of the spacings distribution α. Both the relations α=1-γ and γ=1-(1/νd), where ν is the critical exponent of the localization length and d is the dimension, are found to hold within the accuracy of our computations. However, we find that none of several possible models of the entire spacings distribution correctly describes our results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8400-8406
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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