We study the Anderson-Hubbard model to examine the interplay between the disordered potential and the Hubbard interactions. We use the dynamical mean-field theory (DMFT) with an exact diagonalization as an impurity solver to effectively deal with the quantum fluctuations due to the local interactions. In order to characterize the paramagnetic metal-insulator transition in disordered systems, we compute the typical local density of states, as well as the arithmetically-averaged local density of states. Our approach is found to reproduce the characteristic features of the metal-insulator transition in infinite dimensions, such as the existence of the disorder-driven metallic phase for moderate values of disorder strength and interactions, as observed in earlier studies. In two dimensions, the system turns out to exhibit more insulating behavior when we increase the cluster size in the cellular DMFT. The metallic phase, which is induced from weak Mott insulators by the introduction of a disordered potential, is not observed in two dimensions.
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This work was supported by the Ewha Womans University Research Grant of 2011 and by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (Grant No. 2010-0010937) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.
- Anderson-Hubbard model
- Dynamical mean-field theory
- Metal-insulator transition