 0219 Francois Germinet, Abel Klein
 A characterization of the Anderson metalinsulator transport transition (version in .ps format)
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We investigate the Anderson metalinsulator transition for random
Schr\"odinger operators. We define the \emph{strong insulator region}
to be the part of the spectrum where the random operator exhibits strong dynamical
localization in the HilbertSchmidt norm. We introduce a
local transport exponent $\beta(E)$, and set the \emph{metallic transport
region} to be the part of the spectrum with nontrivial transport
(i.e., $\beta(E)>0$). We prove that these insulator and metallic regions
are complementary sets in the spectrum of the random operator,
and that the local transport exponent $\beta(E)$ provides a
characterization of the \emph{metalinsulator transport transition}.
Moreover, we show that if there is such a transition,
then $\beta(E)$ has to be discontinuous at a \emph{transport mobility
edge}. More precisely, we show that if the transport is nontrivial then
$\beta(E)\ge \frac 1{2d}$, where $d$ is the space dimension.
These results follow from a proof that slow time evolution of
quantum waves irandom media implies the starting hypothesis for the authors'
bootstrap multiscale analysis.
We also conclude that the strong insulator region coincides with the part of the
spectrum where we can perform a bootstrap multiscale analysis, proving that the
multiscale analysis is valid all the way up to a transport mobility edge.
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