Experimental signatures of wavefunction scarring in open semiconductor billiards

J. P. Bird, R. Akis, D. K. Ferry

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Semiconductor quantum dots provide an ideal experimental system for studying the transport signatures associated with wavefunction scarring in open billiards. In this report, we present the results of experimental and numerical studies that provide clear evidence for the role of scarred wavefunction states in transport through quantum dots. In contrast to scarring in closed billiards, an important feature of the dots we study is found to be their open nature, which allows us to select the specific scars that are manifest in the transport behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPhysica Scripta T
EditorsK. Berggren, S. Aberg
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2001
EventNobel Symposium 116 - Backaskog Castle, Sweden
Duration: Jun 13 2000Jun 17 2000


OtherNobel Symposium 116
CityBackaskog Castle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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