Interactions and screening in gated bilayer graphene nanoribbons
2010 (English)In: PHYSICAL REVIEW B, ISSN 1098-0121, Vol. 82, no 11, 115311- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The effects of Coulomb interactions on the electronic properties of bilayer graphene nanoribbons (BGNs) covered by a gate electrode are studied theoretically. The electron-density distribution and the potential profile are calculated self-consistently within the Hartree approximation. A comparison to their single-particle counterparts reveals the effects of interactions and screening. Due to the finite width of the nanoribbon in combination with electronic repulsion, the gate-induced electrons tend to accumulate along the BGN edges where the potential assumes a sharp triangular shape. This has a profound effect on the energy gap between electron and hole bands, which depends nonmonotonously on the gate voltage and collapses at intermediate electric fields. We interpret this behavior in terms of interaction-induced warping of the energy dispersion.
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American Physical Society , 2010. Vol. 82, no 11, 115311- p.
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-59954DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.82.115311ISI: 000281845700005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-59954DiVA: diva2:354354
Hengyi Xu, T Heinzel, Artsem A Shylau and Igor Zozoulenko, Interactions and screening in gated bilayer graphene nanoribbons, 2010, PHYSICAL REVIEW B, (82), 11, 115311.
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