Since the experimental realization of Kondo physics in quantum dots, its far-from-equilibrium properties have generated considerable theoretical interest. This is due to the interesting interplay of non-equilibrium physics and correlation effects in this model, which has by now been analyzed using several new theoretical methods that generalize renormalization techniques to non-equilibrium situations. While very good agreement between these methods has been found for the spin-1/2 Kondo model,...

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1004.1926v1

We derive a consistent 2-loop scaling picture for a Kondo dot in both equilibrium and non-equilibrium situations using the flow equation method. Our analysis incorporates the important decoherence effects from both thermal and non-equilibrium noise in a common setting. We calculate the spin-spin correlation function, the T-matrix, and the magnetization as functions of applied magnetic field, dc-voltage bias and temperature. In all these quantities we observe characteristic non-equilibrium...

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/0903.2865v1