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Portrait of Martin Leijnse; Photo: Kennet Ruona

Martin Leijnse

Professor, Member of NanoLund Management Group

Portrait of Martin Leijnse; Photo: Kennet Ruona

Electron-hole interactions in coupled InAs-GaSb quantum dots based on nanowire crystal phase templates


  • Malin Nilsson
  • Luna Namazi
  • Sebastian Lehmann
  • Martin Leijnse
  • Kimberly A. Dick
  • Claes Thelander

Summary, in English

We report growth and characterization of a coupled quantum dot structure that utilizes nanowire templates for selective epitaxy of radial heterostructures. The starting point is a zinc blende InAs nanowire with thin segments of wurtzite structure. These segments have dual roles: they act as tunnel barriers for electron transport in the InAs core, and they also locally suppress growth of a GaSb shell, resulting in coaxial InAs-GaSb quantum dots with integrated electrical probes. The parallel quantum dot structure hosts spatially separated electrons and holes that interact due to the type-II broken gap of InAs-GaSb heterojunctions. The Coulomb blockade in the electron and hole transport is studied, and periodic interactions of electrons and holes are observed and can be reproduced by modeling. Distorted Coulomb diamonds indicate voltage-induced ground-state transitions, possibly a result of changes in the spatial distribution of holes in the thin GaSb shell.


  • Solid State Physics
  • NanoLund: Center for Nanoscience
  • Centre for Analysis and Synthesis

Publishing year





Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics)





Document type

Journal article


American Physical Society


  • Condensed Matter Physics




  • ISSN: 1098-0121