The zero-mode wave function of a massless Dirac fermion in the presence of a random gauge field is studied. The density correlation function is calculated numerically, and found to exhibit a power law in the weak randomness with a disorder-dependent exponent. It deviates from the power law, and the disorder dependence becomes frozen in the strong randomness. A classical statistical system is employed through the replica trick to interpret the results, and the direct evaluation of the replica limit is demonstrated numerically. Analytical expressions of the correlation function and the free energy are also discussed with the replica symmetry breaking and the Liouville field theory.
Physical Review B
- Pub Date:
- June 2001
- Localization effects;
- Spin-glass and other random models;
- Condensed Matter - Disordered Systems and Neural Networks
- 5 pages, 4 figures, REVTeX