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NEMO-3D based Atomistic Simulation of a Double Quantum Dot Structure for Spin-Blockaded Transport
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  • Z. Huang, Dept. of Chemistry, Purdue University
  • B. Muralidharan, School of ECE, NCN, Purdue University
  • H. Ryu, School of ECE, NCN, Purdue University
  • Gerhard Klimeck, Purdue University - Main Campus
  • S. Datta, School of ECE, NCN, Purdue University
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Proceedings of the 12th International Workshop on Computational Electronics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Abstract
This work combines an atomistic electronic structure simulation with many-electron transport method to investigate the current-voltage (IV) characteristics of Double Quantum Dot (DQD) system in the spin-blockade regime [1]. This work is the combination of a two-fold effort: a) A NEMO 3-D [2] based, atomistic simulation of the geometry of the experimental setup (fig. 1a) to obtain its single electron eigen states, followed by the b) evaluation of I-V characteristics based on the many-electron spectrum of the DQD system, derived from this one-particle set. The many-electron spectrum of this structure is evaluated using a novel subspace reduction technique within the exact-diagonalization scheme. The calculated I-V characteristics from the many-electron spectrum closely resemble the experimental trends (fig. 2). The many-body transport scheme developed here is general and can be easily extended to QD systems with multiple levels, while maintaining similar computational complexity.
Date of this Version
10-7-2007
Citation Information
Z. Huang, B. Muralidharan, H. Ryu, Gerhard Klimeck, et al.. "NEMO-3D based Atomistic Simulation of a Double Quantum Dot Structure for Spin-Blockaded Transport" (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gerhard_klimeck/178/