Multiple resonances and Coulomb blockade splitting in a quantum dot-DNA composite

A. Go, G. S. Jeon, J. Yi

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Inspired by the recent realizations of quantum dot (QD)-DNA conjugation, we study the spectral density of a magnetic impurity coupled to a mesoscopic semiconducting host. Using a combination of exact diagonalization technique and an analytic approach, we demonstrate that various types of resonances occur according to the relative position of impurity levels (IL) with respect to the host levels (HL). While the usual Coulomb peaks appear when the IL lie inside a band gap, with IL approaching HL and hybridization activated, they shift nonlinearly with the repulsion strength and even undergo splitting for a strong hybridization. When IL merge into HL, multiple resonances of a comblike structure are found along with a parity effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-131
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Physical Journal B
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 2011


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