Linear Conductance through Parallel Quantum Dot Dimer below the Kondo Temperature

Tomosuke Aono, Mikio Eto, Kiyoshi Kawamura

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The conductance through two quantum dots connected in a series is examined below the Kondo temperature as a function of the gate voltage attached to the dots. The ratio of the tunneling coupling between two dots to the level broadening characterizes the transport properties. When the ratio is less than unity, each dot accommodates one electron and forms the Kondo resonant state with an external lead at a sufficiently low gate voltage. In the valence fluctuating regime, the number of electrons in the dots decreases from two to zero whereas the conductance is suppressed. The corresponding range of the gale voltage is nearly the level broadening. When the ratio is larger than unity, the Kondo resonances arc split into the bonding and antibonding peaks. The valence fluctuating regime is extended over the tunneling coupling between the two dots.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-318
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Issue number1 B
Publication statusPublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1998 International Symposium on Formation, Physics and Device Application of Quantum Dot Structures, QDS-98 - Sapporo, Japan
Duration: 1998 May 311998 Jun 4


  • Coupled quantum dots
  • Degenerate anderson model
  • Kondo effect
  • Quantum dot
  • Slave boson formalism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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