Enhancement of the Kondo temperature of magnetic impurities in metallic point contacts due to the fluctuations of the local density of states

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7606-7609
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume54
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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