The effect of local density of states (LDOS) fluctuations on the dynamics of a Kondo impurities in a small metallic point contact (PC) is studied. To estimate the spatial and energy-dependent LDOS fluctuations we investigate a model PC by means of a transfer matrix formalism. For small PC’s in the nanometer scale we find that near to the orifice strong LDOS fluctuations develop. These fluctuations may shift the Kondo temperature by several orders of magnitude, and result in a strong broadening of the PC Kondo peak in agreement with the results of recent measurements.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics