Charge Distribution in a Kondo-Correlated Quantum Dot

D. Sprinzak, Yang Ji, M. Heiblum, D. Mahalu, Hadas Shtrikman

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We report on direct measurement of charge and its distribution in a Kondo correlated quantum dot (QD). A noninvasive potential-sensitive detector, in proximity with a QD, reveals that, although the conductance of the QD is significantly enhanced as it enters the Kondo regime, the average charge remains unaffected. This demonstrates the separation between spin and charge degrees of freedom. We find, however, under certain conditions, an abrupt redistribution of charge in the QD, taking place with an onset of Kondo correlation. This suggests a correlation between the spin and charge degrees of freedom.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number17
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


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