Localization as an alternative to Goldstone's theorem

A. J. McKane, M. Stone

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We study the field theory approach to Anderson localization paying special attention to the way in which localized states avoid Goldstone's theorem. We provide a formal derivation of Wegner's non-linear σ model for the localization transition and discuss those properties which are unusual, but necessary, if it is to give a correct description of physics near the mobility edge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)36-55
Number of pages20
JournalAnnals of Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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