Theoretical Considerations of Electron Transport in Single and Multiple Quantum Dots

David K. Ferry, Richard Akis, Dragica Vasileska, Nicholas Holmberg, Fuad Badrieh, Jonathan P. Bird

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review

7 Scopus citations


There are a variety of situations in which carriers sit in small 3-D quantum boxes containing a small number of electrons per box. These dots are characterized by periodic, oscillatory fluctuations in their magnetoconductance, which replicate the partial density of states in the dot itself. Hence, the measured magnetoconductancc is a reflection of the energy spectrum of the dot. This carries over to arrays of dots, with the exception that new "superlattice" behavior can be observed in these structures. In this paper, we discuss recent quantum mechanical calculations of the properties of single dots and arrays of dots, and compare the results with experimental observations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)303-307
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Issue number1 B
StatePublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1998 International Symposium on Formation, Physics and Device Application of Quantum Dot Structures, QDS-98 - Sapporo, Japan
Duration: May 31 1998Jun 4 1998


  • Nanodevices
  • Quantum dots
  • Quantum transport
  • Superlattices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Theoretical Considerations of Electron Transport in Single and Multiple Quantum Dots'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this