Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics

, Volume 116, Issue 1, pp 138–144

Distortions of the coulomb blockade conductance line in scanning gate measurements of inas nanowire based quantum dots

  • A. A. Zhukov
  • Ch. Volk
  • A. Winden
  • H. Hardtdegen
  • Th. Schäpers
Electronic Properties of Solid

DOI: 10.1134/S1063776112130195

Cite this article as:
Zhukov, A.A., Volk, C., Winden, A. et al. J. Exp. Theor. Phys. (2013) 116: 138. doi:10.1134/S1063776112130195

Abstract

We performed measurements at helium temperatures of the electronic transport in the linear regime in an InAs quantum wire in the presence of a charged tip of an atomic force microscope (AFM) at low electron concentration. We show that at certain concentration of electrons, only two closely placed quantum dots, both in the Coulomb blockade regime, govern conductance of the whole wire. Under this condition, two types of peculiarities—wobbling and splitting—arise in the behavior of the lines of the conductance peaks of Coulomb blockade. These peculiarities are measured in quantum-wire-based structures for the first time. We explain both peculiarities as an interplay of the conductance of two quantum dots present in the wire. Detailed modeling of wobbling behavior made in the framework of the orthodox theory of Coulomb blockade demonstrates good agreement with the obtained experimental data.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Zhukov
    • 1
  • Ch. Volk
    • 2
    • 3
  • A. Winden
    • 2
    • 3
  • H. Hardtdegen
    • 2
    • 3
  • Th. Schäpers
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of Solid State PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesChernogolovka, Moscow oblastRussia
  2. 2.Peter Grünberg Institut (PGI-9)Forschungszentrum JülichJülichGermany
  3. 3.JARA-Fundamentals of Future Information TechnologyForschungszentrum JülichJülichGermany
  4. 4.II. Physikalisches InstitutRWTH Aachen UniversitätAachenGermany

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