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MASSIMO RONTANI
PUBLICATIONS
Main publications (listed according to ISI Journal Impact Factor 2010)
1 M. Rontani, Artificial atoms: Shape the way, Nature Materials 10, 173 (2011).
2 F. Rossella, A. Bertoni, D. Ercolani, M. Rontani, L. Sorba, F. Beltram, S. Roddaro,
Nanoscale spin rectifiers controlled by the Stark effect, Nature Nanotechnology (2014),
in press.
3 S. Pecker, F. Kuemmeth, A. Secchi, M. Rontani, D. C. Ralph, P. L. McEuen, S. Ilani,
Observation and spectroscopy of a two-electron Wigner molecule in an ultra-clean
carbon nanotube, Nature Physics 9, 576 (2013).
4 S. Kalliakos, M. Rontani, V. Pellegrini, C. P. Garc´ıa, A. Pinczuk, G. Goldoni, E. Molinari, L. N. Pfeiffer, K. W. West, A molecular state of correlated electrons in a quantum
dot, Nature Physics 4, 467 (2008).
5 G. Maruccio, M. Janson, A. Schramm, C. Meyer, T. Matsui, C. Heyn, W. Hansen,
R. Wiesendanger, M. Rontani, E. Molinari, Correlation effects in wave function mapping of molecular beam epitaxy grown quantum dots, Nano Letters 7, 2701 (2007).
6 D. Toroz, M. Rontani, S. Corni, Proposed alteration of images of molecular orbitals
obtained using a scanning tunneling microscope as a probe of electron correlation,
Physical Review Letters 110, 018305 (2013).
7 M. Rontani, Tunneling theory of two interacting atoms in a trap, Physical Review
Letters 108, 115302 (2012).
8 A. Singha, V. Pellegrini, A. Pinczuk, L. N. Pfeiffer, K. W. West, M. Rontani, Correlated electrons in optically tunable quantum dots: Building an electron dimer molecule,
Physical Review Letters 104, 246802 (2010).
9 M. Rontani, J. Armstrong, Y. Yu, S. ˚
Aberg, S. M. Reimann, Cold fermionic atoms in
two-dimensional traps – Pairing versus Hund’s rule, Physical Review Letters, 102,
060401 (2009).
10 M. Rontani, Friedel sum rule for an interacting multiorbital quantum dot, Physical
Review Letters 97, 076801 (2006).
11 M. Rontani, L. J. Sham, Coherent transport in homojunction between excitonic insulator and semimetal, Physical Review Letters 94, 186404 (2005).
12 T. Ota, M. Rontani, S. Tarucha, Y. Nakata, H. Z. Song, T. Miyazawa, T. Usuki,
M. Takatsu, N. Yokoyama, Few-electron molecular states and their transitions in a
single InAs quantum dot molecule, Physical Review Letters 95, 236801 (2005).
13 A. Bertoni, M. Rontani, G. Goldoni, E. Molinari, Reduced electron relaxation rate in
multi-electron quantum dots, Physical Review Letters 95, 066806 (2005).
14 C. P. Garc´ıa, V. Pellegrini, A. Pinczuk, M. Rontani, G. Goldoni, E. Molinari, B. S. Dennis, L. N. Pfeiffer, K. W. West, Evidence of correlation in spin excitations of fewelectron quantum dots, Physical Review Letters 95, 266806 (2005).
15 A. Bertoni, M. Rontani, G. Goldoni, F. Troiani, E. Molinari, Response to “Comment
on ‘Field-controlled suppression of phonon-induced transitions in coupled quantum
dots’ [Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 4729 (2006)]”, Applied Physics Letters 88, 196102 (2006).
16 A. Bertoni, M. Rontani, G. Goldoni, F. Troiani, E. Molinari, Field-controlled suppression of phonon-induced transitions in coupled quantum dots, Applied Physics Letters
85, 4729 (2004).
17 M. Rontani, L. J. Sham, Thermoelectric properties of junctions between metal and
strongly correlated semiconductor, Applied Physics Letters 77, 3033 (2000).
18 M. Rontani, F. Rossi, F. Manghi, E. Molinari, Addition energies in semiconductor
quantum dots: Role of electron-electron interaction, Applied Physics Letters 72, 957
(1998).
19 M. Rontani, Anomalous magnetization of a carbon nanotube as an excitonic insulator,
Phys. Rev. B 90, 195415 (2014).
20 K. A. Guerrero-Becerra, M. Rontani, Wigner localization in a graphene quantum dot
with a mass gap, Phys Rev B 90, 125446 (2014).
21 A. Secchi, M. Rontani, Intervalley scattering induced by Coulomb interaction and
disorder in carbon-nanotube quantum dots, Physical Review B 88, 125403 (2013).
22 J.-J. Wang, W. Li, S. Chen, Gao Xianlong, M. Rontani, M. Polini, Absence of
Wigner molecules in one dimensional few-fermion systems with short-range interactions, Physical Review B 86, 075110 (2012).
23 A. Secchi, M. Rontani, Spectral function of few electrons in quantum wires and carbon
nanotubes as a signature of Wigner localization, Physical Review B Rapid Communications 85, 121410(R) (2012).
24 A. Gamucci, V. Pellegrini, A. Singha, A. Pinczuk, L. N. Pfeiffer, K. W. West, M. Rontani,
Probing the spin states of three interacting electrons in quantum dots, Physical Review
B 85, 033307 (2012).
25 M. Rontani, Exchange and correlation effects in the transmission phase through a
few-electron quantum dot, Physical Review B 82, 045310 (2010).
26 A. Secchi, M. Rontani, Wigner molecules in carbon-nanotube quantum dots, Physical
Review B 82, 035417 (2010).
27 M. Rontani, L. J. Sham, Josephson oscillations between exciton condensates in electrostatic traps, Physical Review B 80, 075309 (2009).
28 A. Secchi, M. Rontani, Coulomb versus spin-orbit interaction in few-electron carbonnanotube quantum dots, Physical Review B Rapid Communications 80, 041404(R)
(2009).
29 A. Bertoni, J. I. Climente, M. Rontani, G. Goldoni, U. Hohenester, Signatures of
molecular correlations in few-electron dynamics of coupled quantum dots, Physical
Review B 76, 233303 (2007).
30 J. I. Climente, A. Bertoni, M. Rontani, G. Goldoni, E. Molinari, Effect of electronelectron interaction on the phonon-mediated spin relaxation of quantum dots, Physical
Review B 76, 085305 (2007).
31 J. I. Climente, A. Bertoni, G. Goldoni, M. Rontani, E. Molinari, Magnetic field dependence of triplet-singlet relaxation in quantum dots with spin-orbit coupling, Physical
Review B Rapid Communications 75, 081303 (2007).
32 D. Bellucci, M. Rontani, G. Goldoni, E. Molinari, Quantum phases of correlated electrons in artificial molecules under magnetic fields, Physical Review B 74, 035331
(2006).
33 J. I. Climente, A. Bertoni, M. Rontani, G. Goldoni, E. Molinari, Effect of the Coulomb
interaction on the electron relaxation of weakly-confined quantum dot systems using
the full configuration interaction approach, Physical Review B 74, 125303 (2006).
34 M. Rontani, E. Molinari, Imaging quasi-particle wavefunctions in quantum dots via
tunneling spectroscopy, Physical Review B 71, 233106 (2005).
35 M. Rontani, S. Amaha, K. Muraki, F. Manghi, E. Molinari, S. Tarucha, D. G. Austing,
Molecular phases in coupled quantum dots, Physical Review B 69, 85327 (2004).
36 D. Bellucci, M. Rontani, F. Troiani, G. Goldoni, E. Molinari, Competing mechanisms
for singlet-triplet transition in artificial molecules, Physical Review B Rapid Communications 69, 201308 (2004).
37 A. Orlandi, M. Rontani, G. Goldoni, F. Manghi, E. Molinari, Single-electron charging
in quantum dots with large dielectric mismatch, Physical Review B 63, 45310 (2001).
38 M. Rontani, F. Rossi, F. Manghi, E. Molinari, Coulomb correlation effects in semiconductor quantum dots: The role of dimensionality, Physical Review B 59, 10165
(1999).
39 M. Rontani, Pair tunneling of two atoms out of a trap, Physical Review A 88, 043633
(2013).
40 D. Toroz, M. Rontani, S. Corni, Visualizing electron correlation by means of ab initio scanning tunneling spectroscopy images of single molecules, Journal of Chemical
Physics 134, 024104 (2011).
41 M. Rontani, C. Cavazzoni, D. Bellucci, G. Goldoni, Full configuration interaction
approach to the few-electron problem in artificial atoms, Journal of Chemical Physics
124, 124102 (2006).
42 M. Rontani, E. Molinari, G. Maruccio, M. Janson, A. Schramm, C. Meyer, T. Matsui, C. Heyn, W. Hansen, R. Wiesendanger, Imaging correlated wave functions of
few-electron quantum dots: Theory and scanning tunneling spectroscopy experiments,
Journal of Applied Physics 101, 081714 (2007).
43 M. Rontani, G. Goldoni, F. Manghi, E. Molinari, Raman signatures of classical and
quantum phases in coupled dots: A theoretical prediction, Europhysics Letters 58, 555
(2002).
44 P. D’Amico, M. Rontani, Three interacting atoms in a one-dimensional trap: A benchmark system for computational approaches, Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular
and Optical Physics 47, 065303 (2014)
45 M. Rontani, C. Cavazzoni, G. Goldoni The crossover between liquid and solid electron phases in quantum dots: A large-scale configuration-interaction study, Computer
Physics Communications 169, 430 (2005).
46 S. Kalliakos, M. Rontani, V. Pellegrini, A. Pinczuk, A. Singha, C. P. Garc´ıa, G. Goldoni,
E. Molinari, L. N. Pfeiffer, K. W. West, Probing collective modes of correlated states
of few electrons in semiconductor quantum dots, Solid State Communications - Special issue on fundamental phenomena and applications of quantum dots, 149, 1436
(2009).
47 M. Rontani, L. J. Sham, Variable resistance at the boundary between semimetal and
excitonic insulator, Solid State Communications 134, 89 (2005).
48 M. Rontani, F. Troiani, U. Hohenester, E. Molinari, Quantum phases in artificial
molecules, Solid State Communications - Special issue on spin effects in mesoscopic
systems, 119, 309 (2001).
49 M. Rontani, F. Rossi, F. Manghi, E. Molinari, Multiple quantum phases in artificial
double dot molecules, Solid State Communications 112, 151 (1999).
50 T. Ota, M. Stopa, M. Rontani, T. Hatano, K. Yamada, S. Tarucha, H. Z. Song,
Y. Nakata, T. Miyazawa, T. Ohshima, N. Yokoyama, Molecular states observed in a
single pair of strongly coupled self-assembled InAs quantum dots, Superlattices and
Microstructures 34, 159 (2003).
51 M. Rontani, E. Molinari, Correlation effects in quantum dot wave function imaging,
Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 45, 1966 (2006).
52 J. R. Armstrong, M. Rontani, S. ˚
Aberg, V. G. Zelevinsky, S. M. Reimann, Interaction
blockade and pairing in two-dimensional finite fermion systems, Few-Body Systems
45, 219 (2009).
53 J. I. Climente, A. Bertoni, G. Goldoni, M. Rontani, E. Molinari, Spin relaxation due
to spin-orbit coupling in multi-electron quantum dots, Physica E 40, 1804 (2008).
54 S. Kalliakos, C. P. Garc´ıa, V. Pellegrini, A. Pinczuk, B. S. Dennis, L. N. Pfeiffer,
K. W. West, M. Rontani, G. Goldoni, E. Molinari, Correlated states and spin transitions in nanofabricated AlGaAs/GaAs few-electron quantum dots probed by inelastic
light scattering, Physica E 40, 1867 (2008).
55 C. P. Garc´ıa, V. Pellegrini, A. Pinczuk, M. Rontani, G. Goldoni, E. Molinari, B. S. Dennis, L. N. Pfeiffer, K. W. West, Spin excitations in few-electrons AlGaAs/GaAs quantum dots probed by inelastic light scattering, Physica E 34, 304 (2006).
56 A. Bertoni, M. Rontani, G. Goldoni, F. Troiani, E. Molinari, Suppression of acusticphonon-induced electron transitions in coupled quantum dots, Physica E 26, 427
(2005).
57 D. Bellucci, M. Rontani, G. Goldoni, F. Troiani, E. Molinari Interacting electrons
in artificial molecules with magnetic field of arbitrary direction, Physica E 26, 327
(2005).
58 D. Bellucci, M. Rontani, G. Goldoni, F. Troiani, E. Molinari, Spin-spin interaction in
artificial molecules with in-plane magnetic field, Physica E 22, 482 (2004).
59 G. Goldoni, F. Rossi, A. Orlandi, M. Rontani, F. Manghi, E. Molinari, Enhancement
of Coulomb interactions in semiconductor nanostructures by dielectric confinement,
Physica E 6, 482 (2000).
60 M. Rontani, Theory of electron spectroscopies in strongly correlated semiconductor
quantum dots, International Journal of Modern Physics B 20, 5311 (2006).
Other publications (peer reviewed)
61 E. Molinari, D. Prezzi, A. Secchi, M. Rontani, Graphene and C nanotube nanostructures: Electron states and interactions, Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical
Society 238, 252-PHYS (2009).
62 A. Bertoni, J. I. Climente, M. Rontani, G. Goldoni, U. Hohenester, Few-particle
electron dynamics in coupled quantum dots with phonon interaction, Physica Status
Solidi (c) 5, 158 (2008).
63 S. Kalliakos, C. P. Garc´ıa, V. Pellegrini, A. Pinczuk, B. S. Dennis, L. N. Pfeiffer, K. W. West, M. Rontani, G. Goldoni, E. Molinari, Probing spin states in AlGaAs/GaAs few-electron quantum dots by inelastic light scattering, AIP Conference
Proceeding 893, 959 (2007).
64 M. Rontani, G. Goldoni, A high-performance full-configuration-interaction study of
Wigner crystallization in quantum dots, AIP Conference Proceeding 893, 829 (2007).
65 J. I. Climente, A. Bertoni, M. Rontani, G. Goldoni, E. Molinari, Phonon-induced electron relaxation in correlated quantum dots, Physica Status Solidi (c) 3, 3660 (2006).
66 M. Rontani, G. Goldoni, D. Bellucci, E. Molinari, Controlling spin phases of few
electrons in artificial molecules by magnetic fields, Physica Status Solidi (b) 243,
3874 (2006).
67 T. Ota, M. Stopa, M. Rontani, T. Hatano, K. Yamada, S. Tarucha, Y. Nakata,
H. Z. Song, T. Miyazawa, T. Usuki, M. Takatsu, N. Yokoyama, Spin states in a
single InAs quantum dot molecule probed by single-electron tunneling spectroscopy,
AIP Conference Proceeding 772, 643 (2005).
68 S. Amaha, M. Rontani, F. Manghi, E. Molinari, D. G. Austing, K. Ono, S. Tarucha,
Molecular phases in vertically coupled quantum dot molecules, Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on the Physics of Semiconductors, CD-ROM (Institute of
Physics Publishing, London, 2003).
69 M. Rontani, F. Rossi, F. Manghi, E. Molinari, Theory of addition spectra in double
quantum dots: single-particle tunneling vs Coulomb interactions, Mat. Res. Soc.
Symp. Proc. Vol. 571, 179 (2000).
70 M. Rontani, F. Rossi, F. Manghi, E. Molinari, Coulomb correlation in the addition
spectra of single and coupled quantum dots, Proceedings of the 24-th International
Conference on the Physics of Semiconductors, CD-ROM (World Scientific Publishing,
Singapore, 1999).
71 F. Manghi, V. Bellini, M. Rontani, C. Arcangeli, On-site correlation in narrow band
materials, Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Vol. 491, 179 (1998).
72 F. Manghi, M. Rontani, 3-body scattering (3BS) theory of on-site correlation in narrow
band materials, “Highlight of the Month” in Ψk European Network Newsletter n. 24,
December 1997.
Book chapters
73 M. Rontani, L. J. Sham, Coherent exciton transport in semiconductors, in Novel superfluids Volume 2, edited by K. H. Bennemann, J. B. Ketterson, International Series
of Monographs on Physics no. 157, pp. 423-474 (Oxford University Press, Oxford,
2014).
74 M. Rontani, D. Toroz, S. Corni, Visualizing electron correlation in molecules using
a scanning tunneling microscope: Theory and ab-initio prediction, in Imaging and
Manipulating Molecular Orbitals, edited by L. Grill and C. Joachim, Advances in
Atom and Single Molecule Machines Volume 3, p. 181 (Springer, Berlin, 2013).
75 M. Rontani, L. J. Sham, Thermoelectric properties of junctions between metal and
models of strongly correlated semiconductors, in Properties and applications of thermoelectric materials, edited by V. Zlatic, A. C. Hewson, NATO Series B, p. 193
(Springer, Berlin, 2009).
76 M. Rontani, Theory of electron spectroscopies in strongly correlated semiconductor
quantum dots, in Recent progress in many-body theories, edited by S. Hern´andez,
H. Cataldo, Series on Advances in Quantum Many-Body Theories Vol. 10, p. 355
(World Scientific, Singapore, 2006).
77 G. Goldoni, F. Troiani, M. Rontani, D. Bellucci, E. Molinari, U. Hohenester, Collective
properties of electrons and holes in coupled quantum dots, in Quantum dots: Fundamentals, applications, and frontiers, edited by B. A. Joyce, P. C. Kelires, A. G. Naumovets, D. D. Vvedensky, NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, Vol. 190, p. 269 (Springer, Berlin, 2005).
78 G. Goldoni, M. Rontani, A. Bertoni, F. Troiani, D. Bellucci, E. Molinari, C. Cavazzoni,
Correlated quantum states of artificial atoms and molecules via the Configuration
Interaction method, in Science and Supercomputing at CINECA, edited by M. Voli,
P. Coluccia, Report 2005, p. 638 (CINECA, Bologna, 2006, ISBN 88-86037-16-3).
79 M. Rontani, G. Goldoni, E. Molinari, Few-electron liquid and solid phases in artificial
molecules at high magnetic field, in New directions in mesoscopic physics (towards
nanoscience), edited by R. Fazio, V. F. Gantmakher, Y. Imry, NATO Science Series
II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, Vol. 125, p. 361 (Kluwer, Netherlands, 2003).
Preprints
80 P. D’Amico, M. Rontani, “Pairing of few Fermi atoms in one dimension ”, arXiv:1404.7762.
˚berg, S. M. Reimann, “Configuration interaction approach to the
81 M. Rontani, S. A
few-body problem in a two-dimensional harmonic trap with contact interaction”,
arXiv:0810.4305.
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