The Dirac fermion in the random chiral models is studied, which includes the random gauge field model and the random hopping model. We focus on a connection between continuum and lattice models to give a clear perspective for the random chiral models. Two distinct structures of density of states around zero energy, one is a power-law dependence on energy in the intermediate energy range and the other is a peak at zero energy, are revealed by an extensive numerical study for large systems up to 250×250. For the random hopping model, the above findings reconcile previous inconsistencies between the lattice and the continuum models.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - Jan 15 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics