Ordered spectral statistics in 1D disordered supersymmetric quantum mechanics and Sinai diffusion with dilute absorbers

Christophe Texier 1, 2

Physica Scripta 86 (2012) 058515

Some results on the ordered statistics of eigenvalues for one-dimensional random Schrödinger Hamiltonians are reviewed. In the case of supersymmetric quantum mechanics with disorder, the existence of low energy delocalized states induces eigenvalue correlations and makes the ordered statistics problem nontrivial. The resulting distributions are used to analyze the problem of classical diffusion in a random force field (Sinai problem) in the presence of weakly concentrated absorbers. It is shown that the slowly decaying averaged return probability of the Sinai problem, $\mean{P(x,t|x,0)}\sim \ln^{-2}t$, is converted into a power law decay, $\mean{P(x,t|x,0)}\sim t^{-\sqrt{2\rho/g}}$, where $g$ is the strength of the random force field and $\rho$ the density of absorbers.

  • 1. Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modèles Statistiques (LPTMS),
    CNRS : UMR8626 – Université Paris XI - Paris Sud
  • 2. Laboratoire de Physique des Solides (LPS),
    CNRS : UMR8502 – Université Paris XI - Paris Sud