Volume 130, Number 5, June 2020
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Condensed Matter: Structural, Mechanical and Thermal Properties|
|Published online||03 July 2020|
Is there a Mott-glass phase in a one-dimensional disordered quantum fluid with linearly confining interactions?
Sorbonne Université, CNRS, Laboratoire de Physique Théorique de la Matière Condensée, LPTMC F-75005 Paris, France
Received: 20 January 2020
Accepted: 14 June 2020
We study a one-dimensional disordered quantum fluid with linearly confining interactions (disordered Schwinger model) using bosonization and the nonperturbative functional renormalization group. We find that the long-range interactions make the Anderson-insulator (or, for bosons, the Bose-glass) fixed point (corresponding to a compressible state with a gapless optical conductivity) unstable, even if the latter may control the flow at intermediate energy scales. The stable fixed point describes an incompressible ground state with a gapped optical conductivity similar to a Mott insulator. These results disagree with the Gaussian variational method that predicts a Mott glass, namely a state with vanishing compressibility but a gapless optical conductivity.
PACS: 67.85.-d – Ultracold gases, trapped gases / 74.62.En – Effects of disorder / 05.10.Cc – Renormalization group methods
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