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Enhanced charge and spin currents in the one-dimensional disordered mesoscopic Hubbard ring

Romer, Rudolf A and Punnoose, Alexander (1995) Enhanced charge and spin currents in the one-dimensional disordered mesoscopic Hubbard ring. In: Physical Review B: Condensed Matter, 52 (20). pp. 14809-14816.

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We consider a one-dimensional mesoscopic Hubbard ring with and without disorder and compute charge and spin stiffness as a measure of the permanent currents. For finite disorder we identify critical disorder strength beyond which the charge currents in a system with repulsive interactions are larger than those for a free system. The spin currents in the disordered repulsive Hubbard model are enhanced only for small U, where the magnetic state of the system corresponds to a charge-density wave pinned to the impurities. For large U, the state of the system corresponds to localized isolated spins and the spin currents are found to be suppressed. For the attractive Hubbard model we find that the charge currents are always suppressed compared to the free system at all length scales.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Physical Review B: Condensed Matter
Publisher: The American Physical Society
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to The American Physical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 31 May 2011 05:13
Last Modified: 31 May 2011 05:13
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/37719

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