Conductance and Thermopower of a Quantum Dot with Fano–Rashba Effect

Original Paper


We investigate the conductance and thermopower of a Rashba quantum dot coupled to ferromagnetic leads. We show that the interference of localized electron states with resonant electron states leads to the appearance of the Fano–Rashba effect. This effect occurs due to the interference of bound levels of spin-polarized electrons with the continuum of electronic states with an opposite spin polarization. We obtain an important enhancement of the thermopower due to the Fano–Rashba effect.


Quantum dot Conductance Thermopower 



P.A.O. acknowledge to FONDECYT grant number 1100560. R.P.A.L. acknowledge financial support by Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq) and PRONEX/FAPEAL.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Instituto de FísicaUniversidade Federal de AlagoasMaceióBrazil
  2. 2.GISC, Departamento de Física de MaterialesUniversidad ComplutenseMadridSpain
  3. 3.Departamento de FísicaUniversidad Católica del NorteCasillaChile

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