Magnetotransport in fractal network with loop sub-structures: Anisotropic effect and delocalization

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Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics


We make an in-depth analysis of electronic transport and localization properties of non-interacting electrons in a Sierpinski gasket (SPG) fractal lattice in presence of magnetic field within a tight-binding framework. Unlike conventional symmetric systems, asymmetric SPG triangle leads to more conducting behavior, and thus delocalization of energy states, which we examine by calculating magnetic flux driven circular current and inverse participation ratio. The spectral peculiarity, that is the gapped nature of energy spectrum in fractal lattices, is clearly reflected from the variation of current with electron filling, yielding possibilities of getting filling dependent switching action. The effect of temperature is also discussed. Our analysis can be utilized to study magnetotransport properties in any other fractal lattices having loop sub-structures.



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