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Shuttle transport for single electrons

A surface acoustic wave can be used to remove a single electron from a quantum dot, drag it along a nanowire, and deposit it in a second quantum dot.

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Figure 1: The potential-energy landscape seen by an electron in the experiment by Ford and co-workers2.


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Kindermann, M. Shuttle transport for single electrons. Nature Nanotech 6, 691–692 (2011).

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