Communications in Mathematical Physics

, Volume 88, Issue 2, pp 151–184

Absence of diffusion in the Anderson tight binding model for large disorder or low energy

  • Jürg Fröhlich
  • Thomas Spencer

DOI: 10.1007/BF01209475

Cite this article as:
Fröhlich, J. & Spencer, T. Commun.Math. Phys. (1983) 88: 151. doi:10.1007/BF01209475


We prove that the Green's function of the Anderson tight binding Hamiltonian decays exponentially fast at long distances on ℤv, with probability 1. We must assume that either the disorder is large or the energy is sufficiently low. Our proof is based on perturbation theory about an infinite sequence of block Hamiltonians and is related to KAM methods.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jürg Fröhlich
    • 1
  • Thomas Spencer
    • 2
  1. 1.Theoretical PhysicsETH. HönggerbergZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA
  3. 3.Courant InstituteNew YorkUSA