Volume 86, Number 3, May 2009
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure, Electrical, Magnetic and Optical Properties|
|Published online||07 May 2009|
Semiconducting carbon nanotube quantum dots: Calculation of the interacting electron states by exact diagonalisation
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester - University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH, UK, EU
Corresponding author: email@example.com
Accepted: 2 April 2009
In semiconducting carbon nanotube quantum dots that contain a few interacting electrons the electron-electron correlation is always important. The states of up to six interacting electrons in such a dot are calculated by exact diagonalisation of a 2-band, effective mass Hamiltonian. The addition energy and the few-electron density are investigated for a wide range of dots with different physical properties and, in a large proportion of these dots, the electrons are found to form Wigner molecules.
PACS: 73.63.Fg – Nanotubes / 73.21.La – Quantum dots / 73.23.Hk – Coulomb blockade; single-electron tunneling
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