Wednesday, January 9, 2013

1301.1615 (Matthias Lopez et al.)

Phase diagram of the Anderson transition with atomic matter waves    [PDF]

Matthias Lopez, Jean-François Clément, Gabriel Lemarié, Dominique Delande, Pascal Szriftgiser, Jean Claude Garreau
We realize experimentally a cold atom system equivalent to the 3D Anderson model of disordered solids where the anisotropy can be controlled by adjusting an experimentally accessible parameter. This allows us to study experimentally the disorder vs anisotropy phase diagram of the Anderson metal-insulator transition. Numerical and experimental data compare very well with each other and a theoretical analysis based on the self-consistent theory of localization correctly discribes the observed behavior, illustrating the flexibility of cold atom experiments for the study of transport phenomena in complex quantum systems.
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