Eigenstate selection in open quantum dot systems: Using the landauer formalism as a spectroscopic probe

R. Akis, J. P. Bird, D. K. Ferry

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We show that transport in open quantum dots can be mediated by single eigenstates, even when the leads allow several propagating modes. The broadening of these states can be virtually independent of lead width. While sets of completely broadened states contribute to the background conductance, the states that remain resolved tend to yield periodic conductance fluctuations that are observable in experiment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)241-245
Number of pages5
JournalMicroelectronic Engineering
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Aug 1 2002



  • Device modeling
  • Quantum chaos
  • Quantum dots
  • Quantum transport

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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