Magnetic confinement of massless Dirac fermions in graphene

De Martino, A., Dell'Anna, L. & Egger, R. (2007). Magnetic confinement of massless Dirac fermions in graphene. Physical Review Letters (PRL), 98(6), doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.066802

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Abstract

Because of Klein tunneling, electrostatic potentials are unable to confine Dirac electrons. We show that it is possible to confine massless Dirac fermions in a monolayer graphene sheet by inhomogeneous magnetic fields. This allows one to design mesoscopic structures in graphene by magnetic barriers, e.g., quantum dots or quantum point contacts.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: School of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Mathematical Science
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/1662

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