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Physical Review Letters
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Relationship between classical motion in random media and quantum localization

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Abstract

We establish the mapping of the master equation for classical motion in random media to a quantum system, describing the motion of a quantum particle in a random potential. Invoking dynamic scaling, the mapping connects the time-dependent mean square displacement of classical motion with the density of states in terms of the classical correlation length. These connections are illustrated for a model with exactly solvable diffusion properties, confirming dynamic scaling. The numerical results for the quantum counterpart reveal energy-dependent localization in terms of the real part of the Lyapunov exponent, which is proportional to the inverse localization length. © 1986 The American Physical Society.

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02 Jun 1986

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Physical Review Letters

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