The authors have fabricated and measured a lateral Si single electron transistor consisting of a succession of a big island and small quantum dots. The big island gives rise to a small period Coulomb oscillation riding on the large irregular oscillation arising from the small quantum dots. The peaks of the latter shift in the presence of a magnetic field, which is analyzed in the context of field-induced Landau level shift with a soft-wall confinement potential. Furthermore, the current peak was suppressed for fields beyond a threshold value. An explanation based on cyclotron localization at noninteracting Landau levels is presented.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)