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Multiple magnetic barriers in graphene

Dell'Anna, L. & De Martino, A. (2009). Multiple magnetic barriers in graphene. Physical Review B (PRB), 79(4), doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.79.045420


We study the behavior of charge carriers in graphene in inhomogeneous perpendicular magnetic fields. We consider two types of one-dimensional magnetic profiles, uniform in one direction: a sequence of N magnetic barriers, and a sequence of alternating magnetic barriers and wells. In both cases, we compute the transmission coefficient of the magnetic structure by means of the transfer matrix formalism, and the associated conductance. In the first case the structure becomes increasingly transparent upon increasing N at fixed total magnetic flux. In the second case we find strong wave-vector filtering and resonant effects. We also calculate the band structure of a periodic magnetic superlattice, and find a wave-vector-dependent gap around zero-energy.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: 9 pages, 18 figures
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Mathematics
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