Tuesday, July 30, 2013

1307.7349 (Tie-Feng Fang et al.)

Bipolaronic blockade effect in quantum dots with negative charging

Tie-Feng Fang, Shu-Feng Zhang, Chun-Jiang Niu, Qing-feng Sun
We investigate single-electron transport through quantum dots with negative charging energy induced by a polaronic energy shift. For weak dot-lead tunnel couplings, we demonstrate a bipolaronic blockade effect at low biases which suppresses the oscillating linear conductance, while the conductance resonances under large biases are enhanced. Novel conductance plateau develops when the coupling asymmetry is introduced, with its height and width tuned by the coupling strength and external magnetic field. It is further shown that the amplitude ratio of magnetic-split conductance peaks changes from 3 to 1for increasing coupling asymmetry. Though we demonstrate all these transport phenomena in the low-order single-electron tunneling regime, they are already strikingly different from the usual Coulomb blockade physics and are easy to observe experimentally.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1307.7349

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