Transport through a quantum wire with a side quantum-dot array



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Orellana, P. A. and Domínguez-Adame Acosta, Francisco and Gomez, I. and Guevara, M.L..L, de (2003) Transport through a quantum wire with a side quantum-dot array. Physical Review B, 67 (8). ISSN 1098-0121

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A noninteracting quantum-dot array side coupled to a quantum wire is studied. Transport through the quantum wire is investigated by using a noninteracting Anderson tunneling Hamiltonian. The conductance at zero temperature develops an oscillating band with resonances and antiresonances due to constructive and destructive interference in the ballistic channel, respectively. Moreover, we have found an odd-even parity in the system, whose conductance vanishes for an odd number of quantum dots while it becomes 2e(2)/h for an even number. We established an explicit relation between this odd-even parity and the positions of the resonances and antiresonances of the conductivity with the spectrum of the isolated quantum-dot array.

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© 2003 The American Physical Society.
P.A.O. and I.G. would like to thank Milenio ICM P99-135-F and FONDECYT for financial support under Grant No. 1020269. Work in Madrid was supported by DGIMCyT (Grant No. MAT2000-0734) and CAM (Grant No. 07N/ 0075/200). I.G. would like to thank UCN for the warm hospitality during his visit. M. L. L. d. G. was supported by Cátedra Presidencial en Ciencia F. Claro.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Single-Electron Transistor, Wave-Guide Transport, Conductance
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Materials
ID Code:27500
Deposited On:28 Nov 2014 09:42
Last Modified:28 Nov 2014 09:42

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