Numerical renormalization group studies of SU(4) Kondo effect in quantum dots

Tomoya Sato, Mikio Eto

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We theoretically study an enhancement of the Kondo effect in quantum dots with two orbitals and spin 12. The Kondo temperature and conductance are evaluated as functions of energy difference Δ between the orbitals, using the numerical renormalization group method. The Kondo temperature is maximal around the degeneracy point (Δ=0) and decreases with increasing |Δ| following a power law, TK(Δ)=TK(0)(TK(0)/|Δ|)γ, which is consistent with the scaling analysis. The conductance at T=0 is almost constant 2e2/h. Both the orbitals contribute to the conductance around Δ=0, whereas the current through the upper orbital is negligibly small when |Δ|≳TK(0). These are characteristics of SU(4) Kondo effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)652-655
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Nov


  • Kondo effect
  • Numerical renormalization group
  • Quantum dot

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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