Dorn, August and Ihn, Thomas and Ensslin, Klaus and Wegscheider, Werner and Bichler, Max
Electronic transport through a quantum dot network.
Physical Review B (PRB) 70 (20), p. 205306.
The conductance through a finite quantum dot network is studied as a function of interdot coupling. As the coupling is reduced, the system undergoes a transition from the antidot regime to the tight binding limit, where Coulomb resonances with on average increasing charging energies are observed. Percolation models are used to describe the conduction in the open and closed regime and contributions from different blockaded regions can be identified. A strong negative average magnetoresistance in the Coulomb blockade regime is in good quantitative agreement with theoretical predictions for magnetotunneling between individual quantum dots.