Spin splitting in open quantum dots
2004 (English)In: Europhysics letters, ISSN 0295-5075, Vol. 68, no 2, 261-267 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We demonstrate that the magnetoconductance of small lateral quantum dots in the strongly coupled regime (i.e. when the leads can support one or more propagating modes) shows a pronounced splitting of the conductance peaks and dips which persists over a wide range of magnetic fields (from zero field to the edge-state regime) and is virtually independent of the magnetic field strength. Our numerical analysis of the conductance based on the Hubbard Hamiltonian demonstrates that this is essentially a many-body/spin effect that can be traced to a splitting of degenerate levels in the corresponding closed dot. The above effect in open dots can be regarded as a counterpart of the Coulomb-blockade effect in weakly coupled dots, with the difference, however, that the splitting of the peaks originates from interactions between electrons of opposite spin.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. Vol. 68, no 2, 261-267 p.
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13470DOI: 10.1209/epl/i2004-10189-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-13470DiVA: diva2:20825