Keywords

Electron transport, Quantum dots, Tunneling, Physics

Abstract

Electron transport in single lateral quantum dot (QD) and parallel lateral double quantum dot (DQD) systems is modeled using semiclassical rate equations. The Zeeman effect, in conjunction with resonant tunneling, is used to select the spin of electrons involved in transport. We show adiabatic spin pumping by periodic variation of the systems' confining parameters, namely the quantum point contacts (QPCs) dictating the boundaries of the dots, and the gate voltage applied to each dot. The limitations of adiabatic spin pumping are subsequently examined by counting the average spin pumped per cycle when frequency and interdot capacitance are adjusted.

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Graduation Date

2012

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Mucciolo, Eduardo

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Sciences

Department

Physics

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0004334

URL

http://purl.fcla.edu/fcla/etd/CFE0004334

Language

English

Release Date

5-15-2012

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

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