Coulomb impurity effect on electrically induced Dirac bound states in graphene

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Original languageEnglish
Article number1550037
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Modern Physics B
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2015


Using the massless Dirac-Weyl model for monolayer graphene sheet, we study the low-lying spectra of a single Dirac electron system bound to an on-center positively charged Coulomb impurity, under both electrostatic potential and magnetic field. Numerical results obtained from diagonalization show that, the increase of the electrostatic potential causes the low-lying states to evolve from one Landau-type plateau to the higher ones, and the whole spectra exhibit similar features with slight shifts in eigenenergies when the on-center impurity is considered. Electrostatic-potential dependent optical spectra with their corresponding absorption coefficients as functions of incident photon energies for transitions between low-lying states are presented.

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  • Graphene, magnetic dot