Generic suppression of conductance quantization of interacting electrons in graphene nanoribbons in a perpendicular magnetic field
2010 (English)In: PHYSICAL REVIEW B, ISSN 1098-0121, Vol. 82, no 12, 121410- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The effects of electron interaction on the magnetoconductance of graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) are studied within the Hartree approximation. We find that a perpendicular magnetic field leads to a suppression instead of an expected improvement of the quantization. This suppression is traced back to interaction-induced modifications of the band structure leading to the formation of compressible strips in the middle of GNRs. It is also shown that the hard-wall confinement combined with electron interaction generates overlaps between forward and backward propagating states, which may significantly enhance backscattering in realistic GNRs. The relation to available experiments is discussed.
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American Physical Society , 2010. Vol. 82, no 12, 121410- p.
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-60230DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.82.121410ISI: 000281846000002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-60230DiVA: diva2:355870
Artsem Shylau, Igor Zozoulenko, H Xu and T Heinzel, Generic suppression of conductance quantization of interacting electrons in graphene nanoribbons in a perpendicular magnetic field, 2010, PHYSICAL REVIEW B, (82), 12, 121410.
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