Lüscher, S. and Heinzel, Thomas and Ensslin, Klaus and Wegscheider, Werner and Bichler, Max
Signatures of Spin Pairing in Chaotic Quantum Dots.
Physical Review Letters 86 (10), pp. 2118-2121.
Coulomb blockade resonances are measured in a GaAs quantum dot in which both shape deformations and interactions are small. The parametric evolution of the Coulomb blockade peaks shows a pronounced pair correlation in both position and amplitude, which is interpreted as spin pairing. As a consequence, the nearest-neighbor distribution of peak spacings can be well approximated by a modified bimodal Wigner surmise, in which interactions are taken into account beyond the constant interaction model.