Many-body effects in resonant tunneling through quantum dots

N. F. Johnson, M. C. Payne

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We show that the resonance energies associated with tunneling through a typical semiconductor dot depend strongly on quantum-mechanical many-body effects in the dot. These resonance energies IcannotP be written as the sum of single-particle confinement energies and constant Coulomb charging energies, and the magnetic-field dependence of these resonance energies differs greatly from the single-electron result. The semiclassical description of Coulomb charging effects in terms of capacitances is shown to be incorrect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3819-3821
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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