This title appears in the Scientific Report : 2013 

Distortions of the coulomb blockade conductance line in scanning gate measurements of inas nanowire based quantum dots
Zhukov, A. A. (Corresponding author)
Volk, Ch. / Winden, A. / Hardtdegen, H. / Schäpers, Th.
JARA-FIT; JARA-FIT
Halbleiter-Nanoelektronik; PGI-9
Journal of experimental and theoretical physics, 116 (2013) 1, S. 138 - 144
Heidelberg [u.a.] Springer 2013
10.1134/S1063776112130195
Journal Article
Spin-based and quantum information
Please use the identifier: http://dx.doi.org/10.1134/S1063776112130195 in citations.
We performed measurements at helium temperatures of the electronic transport in the linear regime in an InAs quantum wire in the presence of a charged tip of an atomic force microscope (AFM) at low electron concentration. We show that at certain concentration of electrons, only two closely placed quantum dots, both in the Coulomb blockade regime, govern conductance of the whole wire. Under this condition, two types of peculiarities—wobbling and splitting—arise in the behavior of the lines of the conductance peaks of Coulomb blockade. These peculiarities are measured in quantum-wire-based structures for the first time. We explain both peculiarities as an interplay of the conductance of two quantum dots present in the wire. Detailed modeling of wobbling behavior made in the framework of the orthodox theory of Coulomb blockade demonstrates good agreement with the obtained experimental data.