Cotunneling mechanism of single-electron shuttling

G. Z. Cohen, V. Fleurov, K. Kikoin

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The problem of electron transport by means of a dumbbell shaped shuttle in strong Coulomb blockade regime is solved. The electrons may be shuttled only in the cotunneling regime during the time spans when both shoulders of the shuttle approach the metallic banks. The conventional Anderson-like tunneling model is generalized for this case and the tunneling conductance is calculated in the adiabatic regime of slow motion of the shuttle. Non-adiabatic corrections are briefly discussed

Original languageEnglish
Article number70
JournalEuropean Physical Journal B
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Mesoscopic and Nanoscale Systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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