Statistics of the Coulomb blockade peak spacings of a silicon quantum dot

Дата и время публикации : 1999-01-26T09:47:10Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
F. Simmel
David Abusch-Magder
D. A. Wharam
M. A. Kastner
J. P. Kotthaus

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Коментарии к cтатье: 4 pages, 3 figures
Первичная категория: cond-mat.mes-hall

Все категории : cond-mat.mes-hall

Краткий обзор статьи: We present an experimental study of the fluctuations of Coulomb blockade peak positions of a quantum dot. The dot is defined by patterning the two-dimensional electron gas of a silicon MOSFET structure using stacked gates. This permits variation of the number of electrons on the quantum dot without significant shape distortion. The ratio of charging energy to single particle energy is considerably larger than in comparable GaAs/AlGaAs quantum dots. The statistical distribution of the conductance peak spacings in the Coulomb blockade regime was found to be unimodal and does not follow the Wigner surmise. The fluctuations of the spacings are much larger than the typical single particle level spacing and thus clearly contradict the expectation of random matrix theory.

Category: Physics