M. Sarkar, R. Ghosh, I. M. Khaymovich, “Tuning the phase diagram of a Rosenzweig-Porter model with fractal disorder” (2023)


The Rosenzweig-Porter (RP) model has garnered much attention in the last decade, as it is a simple analytically tractable model showing both ergodic-nonergodic extended and Anderson localization transitions. Thus, it is a good toy model to understand the Hilbert-space structure of many-body localization phenomenon. In our Letter, we present analytical evidence, supported by exact numerics, that demonstrates the controllable tuning of the phase diagram in the RP model by employing on-site potentials with a nontrivial fractal dimension instead of the conventional random disorder. We demonstrate that such disorder extends the fractal phase and creates an unusual dependence of fractal dimensions of the eigenfunctions. Furthermore, we study the fate of level statistics in such a system to understand how these changes are reflected in the eigenvalue statistics.


Physical Review B