Magnetotransport spectroscopy of a quantum dot: Effects of lead opening and phase coherence

D. P. Pivin, A. Andresen, J. P. Bird, R. Akis, D. K. Ferry

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We compare open quantum dot magnetoconductance spectra from experiment and theory in the presence of environmental coupling and attributed broadening. Estimates of the phase-breaking time in experiment, and effective broadening in simulation, are determined independently. In a larger, more open dot, with a significantly shorter phase-breaking time, the observed spectrum is broadened, most noticeably about B = 0. The required broadening in simulation is characterized by effective temperatures higher than estimates from experiment; however, without accounting for disorder, which will further broaden the spectrum, the agreement is reasonable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)404-408
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2000
Event13th International Conference on the Electronic Properties of Two-Dimensional Systems (EP2DS-13) - Ottawa, Ont, Can
Duration: Aug 1 1999Aug 6 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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