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Chin. Phys. B, 2021, Vol. 30(12): 128501    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/abff2e

A double quantum dot defined by top gates in a single crystalline InSb nanosheet

Yuanjie Chen(陈元杰)1, Shaoyun Huang(黄少云)1, Jingwei Mu(慕经纬)1, Dong Pan(潘东)2,3, Jianhua Zhao(赵建华)2,3, and Hong-Qi Xu(徐洪起)1,3,†
1 Beijing Key Laboratory of Quantum Devices, Key Laboratory for the Physics and Chemistry of Nanodevices and Department of Electronics, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China;
2 State Key Laboratory of Superlattices and Microstructures, Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100083, China;
3 Beijing Academy of Quantum Information Sciences, Beijing 100193, China
Abstract  We report on the transport study of a double quantum dot (DQD) device made from a freestanding, single crystalline InSb nanosheet. The freestanding nanosheet is grown by molecular beam epitaxy and the DQD is defined by the top gate technique. Through the transport measurements, we demonstrate how a single quantum dot (QD) and a DQD can be defined in an InSb nanosheet by tuning voltages applied to the top gates. We also measure the charge stability diagrams of the DQD and show that the charge states and the inter-dot coupling between the two individual QDs in the DQD can be efficiently regulated by the top gates. Numerical simulations for the potential profile and charge density distribution in the DQD have been performed and the results support the experimental findings and provide a better understanding of fabrication and transport characteristics of the DQD in the InSb nanosheet. The achieved DQD in the two-dimensional InSb nanosheet possesses pronounced benefits in lateral scaling and can thus serve as a new building block for the developments of quantum computation and quantum simulation technologies.
Keywords:  two-dimensional materials      InSb nanosheet      quantum dot  
Received:  12 April 2021      Revised:  02 May 2021      Accepted manuscript online:  08 May 2021
PACS:  85.35.Be (Quantum well devices (quantum dots, quantum wires, etc.))  
  73.63.Kv (Quantum dots)  
  73.63.-b (Electronic transport in nanoscale materials and structures)  
Fund: Project supported by the National Key Research and Development Program of China (Grant Nos. 2017YFA0303304, 2016YFA0300601, 2017YFA0204901, and 2016YFA0300802), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 91221202, 91421303, 11874071, 11974030, and 61974138), the Beijing Academy of Quantum Information Sciences (Grant No. Y18G22), the Key-Area Research and Development Program of Guangdong Province, China (Grant No. 2020B0303060001), and the Beijing Natural Science Foundation, China (Grant Nos. 1202010 and 1192017). DP also acknowledges the support from Youth Innovation Promotion Association, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Grant No. 2017156).
Corresponding Authors:  Hong-Qi Xu     E-mail:

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Yuanjie Chen(陈元杰), Shaoyun Huang(黄少云), Jingwei Mu(慕经纬), Dong Pan(潘东), Jianhua Zhao(赵建华), and Hong-Qi Xu(徐洪起) A double quantum dot defined by top gates in a single crystalline InSb nanosheet 2021 Chin. Phys. B 30 128501

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