Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/37/375303
Title: The effect of magnetic field and disorders on the electronic transport in graphene nanoribbons.
Authors: Kumar, S.B. 
Jalil, M.B.
Tan, S.G.
Liang, G.
Issue Date: 22-Sep-2010
Source: Kumar, S.B.,Jalil, M.B.,Tan, S.G.,Liang, G. (2010-09-22). The effect of magnetic field and disorders on the electronic transport in graphene nanoribbons.. Journal of physics. Condensed matter : an Institute of Physics journal 22 (37) : 375303-. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/37/375303
Abstract: We developed a unified mesoscopic transport model for graphene nanoribbons, which combines the nonequilibrium Green's function (NEGF) formalism with the real-space π-orbital model. Based on this model, we probe the spatial distribution of electrons under a magnetic field, in order to obtain insights into the various signature Hall effects in disordered armchair graphene nanoribbons (AGNR). In the presence of a uniform perpendicular magnetic field (B[Symbol: see text]-field), a perfect AGNR shows three distinct spatial current profiles at equilibrium, depending on its width. Under nonequilibrium conditions (i.e. in the presence of an applied bias), the net electron flow is restricted to the edges and occurs in opposite directions depending on whether the Fermi level lies within the valence or conduction band. For electrons at an energy level below the conduction window, the B[Symbol: see text]-field gives rise to local electron flux circulation, although the global flux is zero. Our study also reveals the suppression of electron backscattering as a result of the edge transport which is induced by the B[Symbol: see text]-field. This phenomenon can potentially mitigate the undesired effects of disorder, such as bulk and edge vacancies, on the transport properties of AGNR. Lastly, we show that the effect of [Formula: see text]-field on electronic transport is less significant in the multimode compared to the single-mode electron transport.
Source Title: Journal of physics. Condensed matter : an Institute of Physics journal
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/57615
ISSN: 1361648X
DOI: 37/375303
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