Understanding the random displacement model: From ground state properties to localization



  • We give a detailed survey of results obtained in the most recent half-decade which led to a deeper understanding of the random displacement model, a model of a random Schrödinger operator which describes the quantum mechanics of an electron in a structurally disordered medium. These results started by identifying configurations which characterize minimal energy, then led to Lifshitz tail bounds on the integrated density of states as well as a Wegner estimate near the spectral minimum, which ultimately resulted in a proof of spectral and dynamical localization at low energy for the multi-dimensional random displacement model.
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    International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 9783034804134
  • Start Page

  • 183
  • End Page

  • 219