Superfluid-Insulator Transition in a Commensurate One-Dimensional Bosonic System with Off-Diagonal Disorder
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We study the nature of the superfluid-insulator quantum phase transition in a one-dimensional system of lattice bosons with off-diagonal disorder in the limit of a large integer filling factor. Monte Carlo simulations of two strongly disordered models show that the universality class of the transition in question is the same as that of the superfluid-Mott-insulator transition in a pure system. This result can be explained by disorder self-averaging in the superfluid phase and the applicability of the standard quantum hydrodynamic action. We also formulate the necessary conditions which should be satisfied by the stong-randomness universality class, if one exists.
K Balabanyan, Nikolai Prokof'ev, and Boris Svistunov. "Superfluid-Insulator Transition in a Commensurate One-Dimensional Bosonic System with Off-Diagonal Disorder" Physical Review Letters 95.5 (2005).
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