The tutorial is based on the Coulomb Blockade Lab available online at Coulomb Blockade Lab. Students are introduced to the concepts of level broadening and charging energies in artificial atoms (single quantum dots) and molecules (coupled quantum dots).
A tutorial level introduction to the underlying theory can be found in chapters 5 and 6 of “Electron-Phonon and Electron-Electron Interactions in Quantum Transport”, Gerhard Klimeck, Ph.D. thesis, Purdue University, 1994.
 “Spins in few-electron Quantum dots”, R. Hanson, L. P. Kouwenhoven, J. R. Petta, S. Tarucha, and L. M. Vandersypen, Rev. Mod. Phys., 79, 1217, (2007).
 “Conductance Spectroscopy in Coupled Quantum Dots”, Gerhard Klimeck, Guanlong L. Chen and Supriyo Datta, Phys. Rev. B, Vol. 50, p.2316 (1994).
 “Elastic and Inelastic Scattering in Quantum Dots in the Coulomb Blockade Regime”, Gerhard Klimeck, Roger Lake, Supriyo Datta, and Garnett Bryant, Phys. Rev. B, Vol. 50, 5484 (1994).
 “Probing electronic excitations in molecular conduction”, B. Muralidharan, A. W. Ghosh, and S. Datta, Phys. Rev. B, 73, 155410, (2006).
 “Current rectification by Pauli exclusion in a weakly coupled double quantum dot system”, K. Ono, D. G. Austing, Y. Tokura, and S. Tarucha, Science, 297, 1313, (2002).
Researchers should cite this work as follows:
; ; (2008), "Introduction to Coulomb Blockade Lab," http://nanohub.org/resources/4231.