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Electronic structure of the octagonal tiling


Zijlstra,  E. S.
Former Departments, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Max Planck Society;

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Zijlstra, E. S. (2004). Electronic structure of the octagonal tiling. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 334&335, 126-129.

Cite as: https://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-000E-FF11-0
An s-band model on the octagonal tiling is studied. The matching rules,
the inflation rules, and the standard approximants are reviewed. It is
shown that in the approximants the matching rules are only slightly
violated. Therefore electronic properties, e.g., the density of states
(DOS), converge very fast w.r.t. the approximant size N, e.g.,
Delta(DOS) proportional to N-2. In the low kinetic-energy limit the
electronic properties of the model are dominated by a one-dimensional
aperiodic substitution chain. The Hamiltonian of this chain is given
and spectral and transport properties are studied. It is shown that the
support of the measure decreases as a power of the approximant size N.
The conductance through a macroscopic cell (l similar to 0.2 mm) is
shown to be finite. In the presence of a small random on-site potential
(W = 0.01) the system becomes insulating. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All
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