Influence of correlated impurities on conductivity of graphene sheets: Time-dependent real-space Kubo approach
2012 (English)In: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 86, no 3, 035418- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Numerical calculations of the conductivity of graphene sheets with random and correlated distributions of disorders have been performed using the time-dependent real-space Kubo formalism. The disorder was modeled by the long-range Gaussian potential describing screened charged impurities and by the short-range potential describing neutral adatoms both in the weak and strong scattering regimes. Our central result is that correlation in the spatial distribution for the strong short-range scatterers and for the long-range Gaussian potential do not lead to any enhancement of the conductivity in comparison to the uncorrelated case. Our results strongly indicate that the temperature enhancement of the conductivity reported in the recent study [J. Yan and M. S. Fuhrer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 206601 (2011)] and attributed to the effect of dopant correlations was most likely caused by other factors not related to the correlations in the scattering potential.
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American Physical Society , 2012. Vol. 86, no 3, 035418- p.
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-79666DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.86.035418ISI: 000306410300005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-79666DiVA: diva2:544295