Mobility edge of the two-dimensional Bose-Hubbard model

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Andreas Geißler and Guido Pupillo
Published on December, 8th 2020 in Phys. Rev. Research 2, 042037(R)


We analyze the disorder driven localization of the two dimensional Bose-Hubbard model by evaluating the full low energy quasiparticle spectrum via a recently developed fluctuation operator expansion method. For any strength of the local interaction we find a mobility edge that displays an approximately exponential decay with increasing disorder strength. We determine the finite-size scaling collapse and exponents at this critical line finding that the localization of excitations is characterized by weak multi-fractality and a thermal-like critical gap ratio. A direct comparison to a recent experiment yields an excellent match of the predicted finite-size transition point and scaling of single particle correlations.