Indication for quantum Darwinism in electron billiards

R. Brunner, R. Akis, R. Meisels, F. Kuchar, D. K. Ferry

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In this paper, we investigate the dynamics in electron billiards by using classical and quantum mechanical calculations. We report on the existence of pointer states in single-dot and double-dot electron billiards. Additionally, we show that the two types of pointer states have the propensity to create offspring, i.e. they can be observed in the individual modes propagating between the external reservoirs. This can be understood as an indication that quantum Darwinism is present in the electron billiards.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1208-1211
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 2010


  • Bipartite pointer states
  • Electron billiards
  • Open quantum dots
  • Pointer states
  • Quantum Darwinism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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