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Title
Artificial molecular quantum rings under magnetic field influence
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Abstract
The ground states of a few electrons confined in two vertically coupled quantum rings in the presence of an external magnetic field are studied systematically within the current spin-density functional theory. Electron-electron interactions combined with inter-ring tunneling affect the electronic structure and the persistent current. For small values of the external magnetic field, we recover the zero magnetic field molecular quantum ring ground state configurations. Increasing the magnetic field many angular momentum, spin, and isospin transitions are predicted to occur in the ground state. We show that these transitions follow certain rules, which are governed by the parity of the number of electrons, the single-particle picture, Hunds rules, and many-body effects.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of applied physics / American Institute of Physics. - New York, N.Y., 1937, currens
Publication
New York, N.Y. : American Institute of Physics, 2009
ISSN
0021-8979 [print]
1089-7550 [online]
Volume/pages
106:7(2009), p. 073702,1-073702,8
ISI
000270915600047
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 12.10.2017
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