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Coulomb glass in the random phase approximation
KTH, Superseded Departments, Physics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2076-5911
2002 (English)In: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 65, no 2Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A three-dimensional model of the electrons localized on randomly distributed donor sites of density n and with the acceptor charge uniformly smeared on these sites, -Ke on each, is considered in the random phase approximation (RPA). For the case K = 1/2 the free energy, the density of the one-site energies (DOSE) epsilon, and the pair OSE correlators are found. In the high-temperature region (e(2) n(1/3)/T) < 1 (T is the temperature) RPA energies and DOSE are in a good agreement with the corresponding data of Monte Carlo simulations. Thermodynamics of the model in this region is similar to the one of an electrolyte in the regime of Debye screening. In the vicinity of the Fermi level μ = 0 the OSE correlations, depending on sgn(ε(1) . ε(2)) and with very slow decoupling law, have been found. The main result is that even in the temperature range where the energy of a Coulomb glass is determined by Debye screening effects, the correlations of the long-range nature between the OSE still exist.

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2002. Vol. 65, no 2
Keyword [en]
disordered systems, gap, conductivity, temperature, states
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-21252DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.65.024206ISI: 000173213100039OAI: diva2:339950
QC 20100525Available from: 2010-08-10 Created: 2010-08-10Bibliographically approved

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