Physical properties of Zener tunnelling nano-devices in graphene

Romilly D.Y. Hills, Feodor V. Kusmartsev

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Abstract

By considering the direction of charge carriers and the conservation of probablity current the transmission properties of graphene Zener tunnelling nano-devices were obtained. The scattering properties were then used with an adaptation of the Landauer formalism to calculate an analytical expression for current and conductance. The numerical results of the IV characteristics were then briefly discussed for the graphene step and Zener barrier. A comparison between the theoretical model and experimental results shows the similarities of graphene nanoribbons and infinite sheet graphene.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)437-448
Number of pages12
JournalAnnalen der Physik (Leipzig)
Volume526
Issue number9-10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2014

Keywords

  • Graphene
  • Zener tunnelling

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