Fricke, C. and Rogge, M. C. and Harke, B. and Reinwald, Matthias and Wegscheider, Werner and Hohls, F. and Haug, R. J.
Noninvasive detection of charge rearrangement in a quantum dot in high magnetic fields.
Physical Review B 72 (19), p. 193302.
We demonstrate electron redistribution caused by magnetic field on a single quantum dot measured by means of a quantum point contact as noninvasive detector. Our device, which is fabricated by local anodic oxidation, allows us to control independently the quantum point contact and all tunneling barriers of the quantum dot. Thus we are able to measure both the change of the quantum dot charge and also changes of the electron configuration at constant number of electrons on the quantum dot. We use these features to exploit the quantum dot in a high magnetic field where transport through the quantum dot displays the effects of Landau shells and spin blockade. We confirm the internal rearrangement of electrons as function of the magnetic field for a fixed number of electrons on the quantum dot.