Steffens, Oliver and Rössler, Ulrich and Suhrke, Michael (1998) Generalized Hund's rule in the addition spectrum of a quantum dot. Europhysics Letters 42 (5), pp. 529-534.
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We report on ground-state calculations based on current-spin density-functional theory for circular parabolic quantum dots. Hund's first rule, well-known from atomic physics, applies not only at zero magnetic field; analogous rules, related to the level occupancy near the Fermi energy, determine the spin configuration of the ground state in finite magnetic field. Consequently, the addition spectrum of the quantum dot exhibits a specific non-monotonous dependence on magnetic field. We discuss our results with focus on recent experiments which may already contain indications of this new feature.
|Institutions:||Physics > Institute of Theroretical Physics > Retired Professors > Group Ulrich Rössler|
|Subjects:||500 Science > 530 Physics|
|Refereed:||Yes, this version has been refereed|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Yes|
|Deposited On:||20 Mar 2007|
|Last Modified:||20 Jul 2011 20:56|