Eigenstates in quantum dots confined by an inhomogeneous magnetic field

R. Akis, D. K. Ferry

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We study the eigenstates in quantum dots in which electrons are confined by the application of an inhomogeneous perpendicular magnetic field, focusing on the effect that the specific details of the shape of confining field has on determining these states. In contrast to the edge state picture established in studies on circular dots, we find that dots with more irregular geometries show a more complicated behavior in the interior of the dot. In particular, we find that certain states show indications of having their amplitude enhanced along particular classical periodic orbits in the interior, a phenomenon known as `scarring'.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)331-335
Number of pages5
JournalSuperlattices and Microstructures
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2000
Event3rd International Workshop on Surfaces and Interfaces In Mesoscopic Devices (SIMD'99) - Maui, HI, USA
Duration: Dec 6 1999Dec 10 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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