A Comprehensive Study of the Thermal and Magnetic Properties of Two-Harmonically Interacting Electrons Confined in a Parabolic GaAs Quantum Dot in a Magnetic Field

  •  A. A. Shukri    
  •  F. S. Nammas    


The thermal and magnetic properties of a parabolic GaAs quantum dot for two-Harmonically interacting electrons when it exposed to an external magnetic field, taking into account the spin-Zeeman energy are investigated using the canonical ensemble approach. The effect of spin on these properties is also investigated. With the possibility of a basic and physically sensible model of electron-electron interaction, the issue is precisely soluble. We found a Schottky-like anomaly in the heat capacity at low temperature, while it saturates to the 4kB value as the temperature increases. Also it is noted that entropy enhances with temperature as expected. However as a function of a magnetic field, a peak structure is observed in heat capacity at very low values of magnetic field, while it saturates to the 2kB value as magnetic field increases. Also we noticed that these peaks are not presented in the spinless case. Moreover magnetic field does not show a significant effect on the entropy at high temperatures, but at relatively lower temperatures, the entropy shows a monotonic increase with magnetic field. As a function of the Lande g* factor, we found a local minima and a double peak-structure in the susceptibility and in the heat capacity at g*=0. It is demonstrated that the favored state for both magnetization and susceptibility is the diamagnetic state. The significant effect of the spin on the magnetic properties of quantum dot is seen at low values of temperature and magnetic field. Moreover, our results showed a very good agreement with reported previous works.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1916-9639
  • ISSN(Online): 1916-9647
  • Started: 2009
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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