Quantum Dot System in High Magnetic Fields: Chess Board Pattern of Kondo-Correlated States


Regular, chessboard-like occurrence of Kondo states with changing the applied magnetic flux density and number of confined electrons in a quantum dot, exposed to a high magnetic field. © MPI-FKF / M. Keller

Quantum dots – defined in a two-dimensional electron system – show in high magnetic fields a peculiar internal electronic structure of ring-like electrically compressible and incompressible regions, formed by the interplay of the applied magnetic field flux density and electron-electron interaction. Such compressible and incompressible stripes in the depletion region of two-dimensional electron systems play also a key role in understanding the current distribution in quantum Hall samples.

As a function of gate voltage (changing the number of electrons in the quantum dot) and applied magnetic field, a systematic rearrangement of electrons within the quantum dot happens, manifesting itself in a very regular, chessboard-like occurrence of enhanced conductance due to the formation of Kondo-correlated states with the leads.


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