Beenakker, CWJ and Schomerus, H. and Silvestrov, P. G. (2001) Effect of inelastic scattering on the average Coulomb-blockade peak height in quantum dots . Physical Review B, 64. 033307. ISSN 1550-235X
The average height of the Coulomb-blockade conductance peaks for chaotic elastic scattering is known to increase by a factor of 4/3 upon breaking time-reversal symmetry. We calculate the temperature dependence of this factor in the regime where the inelastic scattering rate Î�in is greater than the mean tunneling rate Î�el, which itself is less than the mean level spacing Î�. Comparison to recent experimental data by Folk et al. (Folk, Patel, Marcus, DuruÃ¶z, and Harris, cond-mat/0008052) demonstrates that Î�in lies below Î�el and hence also below Î�, consistent with the low-energy suppression of inelastic electron-electron scattering in quantum dots.
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