Edge disorder induced Anderson localization and conduction gap in graphene nanoribbons
2008 (English)In: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 78, no 16, 161407- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We study the effect of the edge disorder on the conductance of the graphene nanoribbons (GNRs).We find that only very modest edge disorder is sufficient to induce the conduction energy gap inthe otherwise metallic GNRs and to lift any difference in the conductance between nanoribbonsof different edge geometry. We relate the formation of the conduction gap to the pronounced edgedisorder induced Anderson-type localization which leads to the strongly enhanced density of states atthe edges, formation of surface-like states and to blocking of conductive paths through the ribbons.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
American Physical Society , 2008. Vol. 78, no 16, 161407- p.
National CategoryPhysical Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-14778DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.78.161407OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-14778DiVA: diva2:25251