Volume 38, Number 7, June I 1997
|Page(s)||545 - 550|
|Section||Condensed matter: electronic structure, electrical, magnetic and optical properties|
|Published online||01 September 2002|
Coulomb charging energy for arbitrary tunneling strength
Fakultät für Physik, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Hermann-Herder-Straße 3, D-79104 Freiburg, Germany
Accepted: 30 April 1997
The Coulomb energy of a small metallic island coupled to an electrode by a tunnel junction is investigated. We employ Monte Carlo simulations to determine the effective charging energy for arbitrary tunneling strength. For small tunneling conductance, the data agree with analytical results based on a perturbative treatment of electron tunneling, while for very strong tunneling recent semiclassical results for large conductance are approached. The data allow for an identification of the range of validity of various analytical predictions.
PACS: 73.40.Gk – Tunneling / 73.40.Rw – Metal-insulator-metal structures / 74.50.+r – Proximity effects, weak links, tunneling phenomena, and Josephson effects
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