Spin-orbit-enhanced Wigner localization in quantum dots

Andrea Cavalli, F. Malet, J. C. Cremon, S. M. Reimann

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    We investigate quantum dots with Rashba spin-orbit coupling in the strongly-correlated regime. We show that the presence of the Rashba interaction enhances the Wigner localization in these systems, making it achievable for higher densities than those at which it is observed in Rashba-free quantum dots. Recurring shapes in the pair distribution functions of the yrast spectrum, which might be associated with rotational and vibrational modes, are also reported.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalPhysical Review B Condensed Matter
    Issue number23
    Pages (from-to)235117
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


    • Crystallization
    • Physics
    • Gases
    • Electrons
    • Rashba
    • Spintronics
    • Systems


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