Sindel, Michael (2005): Numerical Renormalization Group studies of Quantum Impurity Models in the Strong Coupling Limit. Dissertation, LMU München: Faculty of Physics 

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Abstract
In this thesis we summarize a number of theoretical studies dealing with various properties of quantum dots. Small quantum dots with a large level spacing are very well described by the Anderson impurity model. In modern quantum dot experiments all parameters of this model can be tuned via external gate voltages. Thus, it should be possible to check our theoretical findings experimentally. We are particularly interested in temperatures $T$ smaller than the socalled Kondo temperature $T_K$, $T<T_K$. The Kondo temperature $T_K$ is an energy scale below which a local spin inside the dot interacts strongly with the conduction electrons in its neighboring leads. Consequently we employ Wilson's numerical renormalization group method, a numerical technique which allows for an accurate calculation of properties of quantum dots in the Kondo regime.
Item Type:  Thesis (Dissertation, LMU Munich) 

Keywords:  Kondo physics, Quantum Dots, NRG 
Subjects:  500 Natural sciences and mathematics 500 Natural sciences and mathematics > 530 Physics 
Faculties:  Faculty of Physics 
Language:  English 
Date of oral examination:  27. January 2005 
1. Referee:  Delft, Jan von 
MD5 Checksum of the PDFfile:  16af755f3412604fd67c49ab2d0e15da 
Signature of the printed copy:  0001/UMC 14263 
ID Code:  3115 
Deposited On:  16. Feb 2005 
Last Modified:  19. Jul 2016 16:17 