Charge and spin currents tunnelling through a toroidal carbon nanotube side-coupled with a quantum dot

  • H.-K. Zhao
  • J. Wang
  • Q. Wang
Mesoscopic Physics


We have investigated the mesoscopic transport through the system with a quantum dot (QD) side-coupled to a toroidal carbon nanotube (TCN) in the presence of spin-flip effect. The coupled QD contributes to the mesoscopic transport significantly through adjusting the gate voltage and Zeeman field applied to the QD. The compound TCN-QD microstructure is related to the separate subsystems, the applied external magnetic fields, as well as the combination of subsystems. The spin current component Izs is independent on time, while the spin current components Ixs and Iys evolve with time sinusoidally. The rotating magnetic field induces novel levels due to the spin splitting and photon absorption procedures. The suppression and enhancement of resonant peaks, and semiconductor-metal phase transition are observed by studying the differential conductance through tuning the source-drain bias and photon energy. The magnetic flux induces Aharonov-Bohm oscillation, and it controls the tunnelling behavior due to adjusting the flux. The Fano type of multi-resonant behaviors are displayed in the conductance structures by adjusting the gate voltage Vg and the Zeeman field \(\bf B\rm_2\) applied to the QD.


85.35.-p Nanoelectronic devices 73.23.-b Electronic transport in mesoscopic systems 72.25.Mk Spin transport through interfaces 73.21.La Quantum dots 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CCAST (World Laboratory)BeijingP.R. China
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsThe University of Hong KongHong KongP.R. China
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsBeijing Institute of TechnologyBeijingP.R. China

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