Interplay of spin-orbit coupling and Zeeman effect probed by Kondo resonance in a carbon nanotube quantum dot

Yann Wen Lan, K. Aravind, Cen Shawn Wu, Chieh Hsiung Kuan, Kuei Shu Chang-Liao, Chii Dong Chen

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The spin orbit interaction in a carbon nanotube is probed by Kondo resonance. Spin orbit interaction lifts level degeneracy and leads to additional satellite current peaks along with the zero-bias Kondo resonance peak. From the positions of satellite peaks, the spin-orbit interaction energy Δ so is determined to be 0.38 meV. In the presence of a parallel magnetic field, the satellite peaks split into two; one follows spin-Zeeman dependence with a g-factor of 1.91 and the other one follows orbital-Zeeman dependence with a 2μ orb value of 170 μeV/T. The zero-bias Kondo resonance peak also displays a spin-Zeeman dependence but has an offset in magnetic field of 2.25 T, consistent with the value of Δ so/ 2μ orb obtained independently.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3748-3752
Number of pages5
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Aug 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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