Local Moment Formation in Quantum Point Contacts

Kenji Hirose, Yigal Meir, Ned S. Wingreen

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Spin-density-functional theory of quantum point contacts (QPCs) reveals the formation of a local moment with a net of one electron spin in the vicinity of the point contact—supporting the recent report of a Kondo effect in a QPC. The hybridization of the local moment to the leads decreases as the QPC becomes longer, while the on site Coulomb-interaction energy remains almost constant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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