Effect of short-ranged spatial correlations on the Anderson localization of phonons in mass-disordered systems

  title={Effect of short-ranged spatial correlations on the Anderson localization of phonons in mass-disordered systems},
  author={Wasim Raja Mondal and N. S. Vidhyadhiraja},
  journal={Bulletin of Materials Science},
We investigate the effect of spatially correlated disorder on the Anderson transition of phonons in three dimensions using a Green’s function-based approach, namely, the typical medium dynamical cluster approximation, in mass-disordered systems. We numerically demonstrate that correlated disorder with pairwise correlations mitigates the localization of the vibrational modes. A correlation-driven localization–delocalization transition can emerge in a three-dimensional disordered system with an… 

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