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Nodal ground states and orbital textures in semiconductor quantum dots

  1. 1. 0427167 - FZU-D 2015 RIV US eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Lee, J. - Výborný, Karel - Han, J.E. - Žutič, I.
    Nodal ground states and orbital textures in semiconductor quantum dots.
    Physical Review. B. Roč. 89, č. 4 (2014), "045315-1"-"045315-17" ISSN 1098-0121
    Institucionální podpora: RVO:68378271
    Klíčová slova: quantum dots * electronic structure
    Kód oboru RIV: BM - Fyzika pevných látek a magnetismus
    Impakt faktor: 3.736, rok: 2014

    Conventional understanding implies that the ground state of a nonmagnetic quantum mechanical system should be nodeless. There are, however, reports that nodal ground states for holes are possible. The existence of such nodal states has been debated and even viewed merely as an artifact of a k·p model. Using complementary approaches of both k·p and tight-binding models, further supported by an effective Hamiltonian for a continuum model, we reveal that nodal ground states in quantum dots are not limited to a specific approach. Remarkably, the emergence of nodal hole states at the top of the valence band can be attributed to the formation of orbital vortex textures through competition between the hole kinetic energy and the coupling to the conduction band states. We suggest an experimental test for our predictions of the reversed energy ordering and the existence of nodal ground states.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0232800