Fano-Kondo Interplay in a Side-Coupled Double Quantum Dot

S. Sasaki, H. Tamura, T. Akazaki, and T. Fujisawa
Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 266806 – Published 30 December 2009


We investigate low-temperature transport characteristics of a side-coupled double quantum dot where only one of the dots is directly connected to the leads. We observe Fano resonances, which arise from interference between discrete levels in one dot and the Kondo effect, or cotunneling in general, in the other dot, playing the role of a continuum. The Kondo resonance is partially suppressed by destructive Fano interference, reflecting novel Fano-Kondo competition. We also present a theoretical calculation based on the tight-binding model with the slave boson mean field approximation, which qualitatively reproduces the experimental findings.

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  • Received 13 July 2009


©2009 American Physical Society

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S. Sasaki1,*, H. Tamura1, T. Akazaki1, and T. Fujisawa2

  • 1NTT Basic Research Laboratories, NTT Corporation, Atsugi, Kanagawa 243-0198, Japan
  • 2Department of Physics, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Meguro, Tokyo 152-8551, Japan

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