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The Electron Glass by A. Frydman, M. Ortuño, M. Pollak

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Disordered electronic systems

The properties of disordered solids are very different from their crystalline counterparts. This chapter focuses on some of the fundamental electronic properties of disordered solids. It begins with an outline of the basic phenomena and types of relevant disordered systems. Then the model Hamiltonians used to study disordered systems are introduced. The basic concepts of the two relatively well-understood limiting cases of strong localization and weak localization are described, followed by an analysis of the general localization problem with emphasis on the metal–insulator transition. The chapter ends with an introduction to percolation theory, which plays an important role in the electric properties of disordered ...

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