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Title: Conductance across strain junctions in graphene nanoribbons
Authors: Bahamon, D.A.
Pereira, V.M. 
Issue Date: 14-Nov-2013
Citation: Bahamon, D.A., Pereira, V.M. (2013-11-14). Conductance across strain junctions in graphene nanoribbons. Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 88 (19) : -. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: To address the robustness of the transport gap induced by locally strained regions in graphene nanostructures, the effect of disorder and smoothness of the interface region is investigated within the Landauer-Büttiker formalism. The electronic conductance across strained junctions and barriers in graphene nanoribbons is calculated numerically, with and without various types of disorder, and comparing smooth and sharp strain junctions. A smooth strain barrier in graphene is seen to be generically as efficient in suppressing transport at low densities as a sharp one, and the critical density (or energy) for the onset of transmission depends on the strain orientation with respect to the ribbon. In addition, hopping (or strain) inhomogeneity and work function mismatch at the interface region do not visibly degrade the transport gap. These results show that the strain-induced transport gap at a strain junction is robust to more realistic strain conditions. © 2013 American Physical Society.
Source Title: Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
ISSN: 10980121
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.88.195416
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