Publication : t04/082

Ma-Dasgupta renormalization studies of various disordered systems

Monthus C. (CEA, DSM, SPhT (Service de Physique Théorique), F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, FRANCE)
The Ma-Dasgupta real-space renormalization methods allow to study disordered systems which are governed by strong disorder fixed points. After a general introduction to the qualitative ideas and to the quantitative renormalization rules, we describe the explicit exact results that can be obtained in various one-dimensional models, either classical or quantum, either for dynamics or statics. The main part of this dissertation is devoted to statistical physics models, with special attention to (i) the off-equilibrium dynamics of a particle diffusing in a Brownian potential or in a trap landscape, (ii) the coarsening dynamics and the equilibrium of classical disordered spin chains, (iii) the delocalization transition of a random polymer at an interface. The last part of the dissertation deals with two disordered quantum spin chains which exhibit a zero-temperature phase transition as the disorder varies, namely (a) the random antiferromagnetic S=1 spin chain, (b) the random transverse field Ising chain.
Année de publication : 2004
Thèse d'habilitation
Soutenance de thèse : Université Paris VI ; 2004-06-01
Preprint : arXiv:cond-mat/0406334
Langue : Français
Editeurs : Derrida B.

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