Computer Simulations of Electron Transport through a Nanowire Quantum Dot
D. Łapa, A. Sowa and J. Adamowski
Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science, AGH University of Science and Technology, al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Kraków, Poland
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Received: 7 06 2008;
Electron tunneling through a quantum dot embedded in a nanowire was studied by the transfer matrix method. A smoothness of the interfaces was taken into account using the analytical parametrization of the potential profile. We calculated the current-voltage characteristics and discussed the effect of the spacer, which separates the quantum dot from the contacts. We found that the tunneling current peak possesses the asymmetric Fano resonance shape in the absence of spacer. The results of calculations agree with the experimental data.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.114.1213
PACS numbers: 73.63.Nm