Two-stage Kondo effect and Kondo-box level spectroscopy in a carbon nanotube

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The concept of the "Kondo box" describes a single spin, antiferromagnetically coupled to a quantum dot with a finite level spacing. Here, a Kondo box is formed in a carbon nanotube interacting with a localized electron. We investigate the spins of its first few eigenstates and compare them to a recent theory. In an "open" Kondo-box, strongly coupled to the leads, we observe a nonmonotonic temperature dependence of the nanotube conductance, which results from a competition between the Kondo-box singlet and the "conventional" Kondo state that couples the nanotube to the leads. © 2010 The American Physical Society.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bomze, Y; Borzenets, I; Mebrahtu, H; Makarovski, A; Baranger, HU; Finkelstein, G

Published Date

  • October 18, 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 82 / 16

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-235X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1098-0121

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevB.82.161411

Citation Source

  • Scopus