kwant.builder.
InfiniteSystem
(builder, interface_order=None)[source]¶Finalized infinite system, extracted from a Builder
.
Notes
In infinite systems sites
consists of 3 parts: sites in the fundamental
domain (FD) with hoppings to neighboring cells, sites in the FD with no
hoppings to neighboring cells, and sites in FD+1 attached to the FD by
hoppings. Each of these three subsequences is individually sorted.
Finalize a builder instance which has to have exactly a single symmetry direction.
If interface_order is not set, the order of the interface sites in the finalized system will be arbitrary. If interface_order is set to a sequence of interface sites, this order will be kept.
Methods
cell_hamiltonian
(args=(), sparse=False, *, params=None)[source]¶Hamiltonian of a single cell of the infinite system.
Providing positional arguments via ‘args’ is deprecated, instead, provide named parameters as a dictionary via ‘params’.
discrete_symmetry
(args=(), *, params=None)[source]¶Return the discrete symmetry of the system.
Providing positional arguments via ‘args’ is deprecated, instead, provide named parameters as a dictionary via ‘params’.
hamiltonian
(i, j, *args, params=None)[source]¶Return the hamiltonian matrix element for sites i
and j
.
If i == j
, return the on-site Hamiltonian of site i
.
if i != j
, return the hopping between site i
and j
.
Hamiltonians may depend (optionally) on positional and keyword arguments.
Providing positional arguments via ‘args’ is deprecated, instead, provide named parameters as a dictionary via ‘params’.
hamiltonian_submatrix
(self, args=(), to_sites=None, from_sites=None, sparse=False, return_norb=False, *, params=None)[source]¶Return a submatrix of the system Hamiltonian.
Positional arguments to pass to the hamiltonian
method. Mutually
exclusive with ‘params’.
Whether to return a sparse or a dense matrix. Defaults to False
.
Whether to return arrays of numbers of orbitals. Defaults to False
.
Dictionary of parameter names and their values. Mutually exclusive with ‘args’.
Submatrix of Hamiltonian of the system.
Numbers of orbitals on each site in to_sites. Only returned when
return_norb
is true.
Numbers of orbitals on each site in from_sites. Only returned when
return_norb
is true.
Notes
The returned submatrix contains all the Hamiltonian matrix elements
from from_sites
to to_sites
. The default for from_sites
and
to_sites
is None
which means to use all sites of the system in the
order in which they appear.
inter_cell_hopping
(args=(), sparse=False, *, params=None)[source]¶Hopping Hamiltonian between two cells of the infinite system.
Providing positional arguments via ‘args’ is deprecated, instead, provide named parameters as a dictionary via ‘params’.
modes
(energy=0, args=(), *, params=None)[source]¶Return mode decomposition of the lead
See documentation of PropagatingModes
and
StabilizedModes
for the return format details.
The wave functions of the returned modes are defined over the
unit cell of the system, which corresponds to the degrees of
freedom on the first cell_sites
sites of the system
(recall that infinite systems store first the sites in the unit
cell, then connected sites in the neighboring unit cell).
Providing positional arguments via ‘args’ is deprecated, instead, provide named parameters as a dictionary via ‘params’.
selfenergy
(energy=0, args=(), *, params=None)[source]¶Return self-energy of a lead.
The returned matrix has the shape (s, s), where s is
sum(len(self.hamiltonian(i, i)) for i in range(self.graph.num_nodes -
self.cell_size))
.
Providing positional arguments via ‘args’ is deprecated, instead, provide named parameters as a dictionary via ‘params’.
validate_symmetries
(args=(), *, params=None)[source]¶Check that the Hamiltonian satisfies discrete symmetries.
Returns validate
applied
to the onsite matrix and the hopping. See its documentation for
details on the return format.
Providing positional arguments via ‘args’ is deprecated, instead, provide named parameters as a dictionary via ‘params’.