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Clustering resonance effects in the electronic energy spectrum of tridiagonal Fibonacci quasicrystals

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Maciá Barber, Enrique Alfonso (2017) Clustering resonance effects in the electronic energy spectrum of tridiagonal Fibonacci quasicrystals. Physica status solidi B-basic research, 254 (10). ISSN 0370-1972

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pssb.201700078


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In this work, we show that the fundamental structure of the electronic energy spectrum of binary Fibonacci quasicrystals can be decomposed in terms of two main contributions, stemming from two related characteristic symmetries. The algebraic approach, we introduce allows us for a unified and systematic description of the energy spectrum finer structure details in terms of block matrices commutators properties, within the framework of a renormalization approach based on transfer matrices. Close analytical expressions can be explicitly obtained by exploiting some algebraic properties of these blocks commutators. In particular, the overall main features of the electronic energy spectrum structure are related to the roots of a series of polynomials of the form _[PF_(j)](E), where the subscript denotes the degree of the polynomial, which is given by a Fibonacci number F_j. These polynomials, in turn, are derived in a systematic way from commutators involving progressively longer palindromic fundamental blocks containing two types of basic renormalized matrices. In this way, we can classify the resonance energies defining the different fragmentation patterns of the energy spectrum on the basis of purely algebraic criteria. The transmission coefficient of these resonant states is always bounded below, although their related Landauer conductance values may range from highly conductive to highly resistive ones, depending on the system length. The obtained results significantly contribute to gain a better understanding of the symmetry principles governing the fragmentation process leading to the characteristic nested structure of the energy spectrum.


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© 2017 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co.
I warmly thank Prof. Roland Ketzmerick for sharing useful materials and M. Victoria Hern·ndez for a critical reading of the manuscript.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Quasicrystals; Fibonacci; energy spectrum structure; transfer matrix based renormalization
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Materials
Sciences > Physics > Solid state physics
ID Code:45658
Deposited On:04 Dec 2017 15:45
Last Modified:07 Jul 2018 23:01

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