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Title: Persistent current induced by vacuum fluctuations in a quantum ring
Authors: Kibis, O. V.
Kyriienko, O.
Shelykh, I. A.
Keywords: DRNTU::Science::Physics
Issue Date: 2013
Source: Kibis, O. V., Kyriienko, O., & Shelykh, I. A. (2013). Persistent current induced by vacuum fluctuations in a quantum ring. Physical review B - condensed matter and materials physics, 87(24), 245437-.
Series/Report no.: Physical review B - condensed matter and materials physics
Abstract: We study theoretically interaction between electrons in a quantum ring embedded in a microcavity and vacuum fluctuations of electromagnetic field in the cavity. It is shown that the vacuum fluctuations can split electron states of the ring with opposite angular momenta. As a consequence, the ground state of the electron system in the quantum ring can be associated with nonzero electric current. Since a ground-state current flows without dissipation, such a quantum ring gets a magnetic moment and can be treated as an artificial spin.
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.87.245437
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