Entanglement variations in model core-shell quantum dots

P. P. Marchisio, J. P. Coe, I. D'Amico

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We model a core-shell quantum dot using a one dimensional system of two interacting electrons with a potential that can vary from one corresponding to a dot with comparable width of core and shell to one where the core well width becomes very small, but is always non-zero, while the shell becomes wide. We calculate the entanglement due to the spatial degrees of freedom and also the site or local entanglement found in a partition of the potential accessible to measurement. We quantify both using the linear entropy of the reduced density matrix. A sharp variation of the entanglement had been seen in earlier work for the transformation from a one dimensional model core-shell dot to a double dot [1]. We investigate whether the spatial entanglement and energy derivatives display any discontinuity as the core well width becomes small and if the two-electron state is always bound to the core well.
Original languageEnglish
Article number012051
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2010


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