The European Physical Journal D

, Volume 43, Issue 1–3, pp 225–228 | Cite as

Magnetism in artificial lattices

  • K. KärkkäinenEmail author
  • M. Borgh
  • M. Manninen
  • S. M. Reimann
Electronic Structure and Quantum Effects in Low Dimensional Systems


We compare magnetism in two artificial lattice structures, a quantum dot array formed in a two-dimensional electron gas and an optical lattice loaded with repulsive, contact-interacting fermionic atoms. When the tunneling between the lattice sites is strong, both lattices are non-magnetic. With reduced tunneling in the tight-binding limit, the shell-filling of the single-site quantum wells combined with Hund's rule determines the magnetism. This leads to a systematic magnetic phase diagram with non-magnetic, ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic phases.


75.75.+a Magnetic properties of nanostructures 03.75.Ss Degenerate Fermi gases 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Kärkkäinen
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. Borgh
    • 1
  • M. Manninen
    • 2
  • S. M. Reimann
    • 1
  1. 1.Mathematical Physics, LTH, Lund UniversityLundSweden
  2. 2.NanoScience Center, Department of PhysicsUniversity of JyväkyläJyväkyläFinland

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