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Band diagram of strained graphene nanoribbons
Author(s): Sanjay Prabhakar; Roderick Melnik; Luis Bonilla
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Paper Abstract

The influence of ripple waves on the band diagram of zigzag strained graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) is analyzed by utilizing the finite element method. Such waves have their origin in electromechanical effects. With a novel model, we demonstrate that electron-hole band diagrams of GNRs are highly influenced (i.e. level crossing of the bands are possible) by two combined effects: pseudo-magnetic fields originating from electroelasticity theory and external magnetic fields. In particular, we show that the level crossing point can be observed at large external magnetic fields (B ≈ 100T ) in strained GNRs, when the externally applied tensile edge stress is on the order of -100 eV/nm and the amplitude of the out-of-plane ripple waves is on the order of 1nm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 April 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9884, Nanophotonics VI, 98840I (18 April 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2227973
Show Author Affiliations
Sanjay Prabhakar, Wilfrid Laurier Univ. (Canada)
Roderick Melnik, Wilfrid Laurier Univ. (Canada)
BCAM-Basque Ctr. for Applied Mathematics (Canada)
Luis Bonilla, Univ. Carlos III de Madrid (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9884:
Nanophotonics VI
David L. Andrews; Jean-Michel Nunzi; Andreas Ostendorf, Editor(s)

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