Correlated time-dependent transport through a two-dimensional quantum structure

Vidar Gudmundsson*, Chi Shung Tang, Olafur Jonasson, Valeriu Moldoveanu, Andrei Manolescu

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We use a generalized master equation (GME) to describe the nonequilibrium magnetotransport of interacting electrons through a broad finite quantum wire with an embedded ring structure. The finite quantum wire is weakly coupled to two broad leads acting as reservoirs of electrons. The mutual Coulomb interaction of the electrons is described using a configuration interaction method for the many-electron states of the central system. We report some nontrivial interaction effects both at the level of time-dependent filling of states and on the time-dependent transport. We find that the Coulomb interaction in this nontrivial geometry can enhance the correlation of electronic states in the system and facilitate it's charging in certain circumstances in the weak coupling limit appropriate for the GME. In addition, we find oscillations in the current in the leads due to the correlations oscillations caused by the switched-on lead-system coupling. The oscillations are influenced and can be enhanced by the external magnetic field and the Coulomb interaction.

Original languageEnglish
Article number205319
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 25 May 2010


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