Spin blockade in a double quantum dot containing three electrons

S. Amaha, W. Izumida, T. Hatano, S. Tarucha, K. Kono, K. Ono

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The realization of a high spin state, which is related to ferromagnetism and molecular magnetism, has been an attractive research topic. Here, using the nonequilibrium condition, we realize a high population of the quadruplet states (total spin S = 3/2) in a double quantum dot containing three electrons. Owing to Pauli exclusion, the quadruplet states are forbidden to transit to states with electron double occupancy. Thus, it is located at the end of the dead-end path in a charge transfer cycle, and the three-electron state is stacked at the quadruplet state once it is accessed. As a result of the high population in the three-electron quadruplet spin states, current suppression is observed even under a high bias, which was also reproduced by a simple theoretical model.

ジャーナルPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
出版ステータスPublished - 2014 2 7

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 電子材料、光学材料、および磁性材料
  • 凝縮系物理学


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