We propose that a simple device of three laterally-coupled quantum dots, the central one contacted by metal leads, can realize the ferromagnetic Kondo model, which is characterized by interesting properties like a non-analytic inverted zero-bias anomaly and an extreme sensitivity to a magnetic field. Furthermore, by tuning the gate voltages of the lateral dots, this device may allow to study the transition from ferromagnetic to antiferromagnetic Kondo effect, a simple case of a Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless transition. We model the device by three coupled Anderson impurities that we study by numerical renormalization group. We calculate the single-particle spectral function of the central dot, which at zero frequency is proportional to the zero-bias conductance, across the transition, both in the absence and in the presence of a magnetic field.
|Titolo:||Ferromagnetic Kondo Effect in a Triple Quantum Dot System|
|Autori:||Baruselli, P.; Requist, R.; Fabrizio, M.; Tosatti, E.|
|Rivista:||PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.047201|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Journal article|