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Title: Quantum transport through the system of parallel quantum dots with Majorana bound states

We study the tunneling transport properties through a system of parallel quantum dots which are coupled to Majorana bound states (MBSs). The conductance and spectral function are computed using the retarded Green's function method based on the equation of motion. The conductance of the system is 2e{sup 2}/h at zero Fermi energy and is robust against the coupling between the MBSs and the quantum dots. The dependence of the Fermi energy on the spectral function is different for the first dot (dot1) than for the second dot (dot2) with fixed dot2-MBSs coupling. The influence of the Majorana bound states on the spectral function was studied for the series and parallel configurations of the system. It was found that when the configuration is in series, the Majorana bound states play an important role, resulting in a spectral function with three peaks. However, the spectral function shows two peaks when the system is in a parallel configuration. The zero Fermi energy spectral function is always 1/2 not only in series but also in the parallel configuration and robust against the coupling between the MBSs and the quantum dots. The phase diagram of the Fermi energy versus the quantum dot energy levels wasmore » also investigated.« less
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. College of Physics and Information Engineering and Hebei Advanced Thin Films Laboratory, Hebei Normal University, Shijiazhuang 050024 (China)
  2. School of Sciences, Hebei University of Science and Technology, Shijiazhuang 050018 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22277965
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 115; Journal Issue: 8; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; BOUND STATE; COUPLING; ENERGY LEVELS; EQUATIONS OF MOTION; GREEN FUNCTION; PHASE DIAGRAMS; QUANTUM DOTS; SPECTRAL FUNCTIONS; TUNNEL EFFECT