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Coulomb-Blockade Oscillations in Quantum Wires and Dots

  • H. van Houten
  • C. W. J. Beenakker
  • A. A. M. Staring
Part of the Springer Series in Electronics and Photonics book series (SSEP, volume 31)

Abstract

Single electron tunneling can cause periodic oscillations to appear in the conductance as a function of gate voltage in split-gate nanostructures defined in the two-dimensional electron gas in GaAs-AlGaAs heterostructures. We review our theoretical and experimental results on these Coulomb-blockade oscillations in the resonant tunneling regime, where the transfer of single electrons proceeds through discrete energy levels.

Keywords

Gate Voltage Quantum Wire Tunnel Barrier Gate Electrode Tunnel Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. van Houten
    • 1
  • C. W. J. Beenakker
    • 1
  • A. A. M. Staring
    • 1
  1. 1.Philips Research LaboratoriesJA EindhovenThe Netherlands

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