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NEW JOURNAL OF PHYSICS 24, 053054 (2022)

ISSN: 1367-2630, SCIE

Anderson localization in the Anderson–Hubbard model with site-dependent interactions

T H Y Nguyen, D A Le and A T Hoang

We consider Anderson localization in the half-filled Anderson–Hubbard model in the presence of either random on-site interactions or spatially alternating interactions in the lattice. By using dynamical mean field theory with the equation of motion method as an impurity solver, we calculate the arithmetically and geometrically averaged local density of states and derive the equations determining the critical value for the phase transition between metallic, Anderson and Mott insulating phases. The nonmagnetic ground state phase diagrams are constructed numerically. We figure out that the presence of Coulomb disorder drives the system toward the Anderson localized phase that can occur even in the absence of Anderson structural disorder. For the spatially alternating interactions, we find that the metallic region is reduced and the Anderson insulator one is enlarged with increasing interaction modulation. Our obtained results are relevant to current research in ultracold atoms in disordered optical lattices where metal–insulator transition can be observed experimentally by using ultracold atom techniques.

URL: https://doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/ac706e