Volume 67, Number 1, July 2004
|Page(s)||70 - 76|
|Section||Condensed matter: electronic structure, electrical, magnetic, and optical properties|
|Published online||01 June 2004|
Localized low-frequency Neumann modes in 2d systems with rough boundaries
Institut für Theoretische Physik III, Universität Giessen - D-35392 Giessen, Germany
Accepted: 26 April 2004
We compute the relative localization volumes of the vibrational eigenmodes in two-dimensional systems with a regular body but irregular boundaries under Dirichlet and under Neumann boundary conditions. We find that localized states are rare under Dirichlet boundary conditions but very common in the Neumann case. In order to explain this difference, we utilize the fact that under Neumann conditions the integral of the amplitudes carried out over the whole system area is zero. We discuss how this condition leads to many localized states in the low-frequency regime and show, by numerical simulations, how the number of the localized states and their localization volumes vary with the boundary roughness.
PACS: 71.23.An – Theories and models; localized states / 63.20.Pw – Localized modes / 72.15.Rn – Localization effects (Anderson or weak localization)
© EDP Sciences, 2004
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