Electric and magnetic superlattices in trilayer graphene

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-65
Journal / PublicationPhysica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2016


The properties of one dimensional Kronig-Penney type of periodic electric and vector potential on ABC-trilayer graphene superlattices are investigated. The energy spectra obtained with periodic vector potentials shows the emergence of extra Dirac points in the energy spectrum with finite energies. For identical barrier and well widths, the original as well as the extra Dirac points are located in the ky=0 plane. An asymmetry between the barrier and well widths causes a shift in the extra Dirac points away from the ky=0 plane. Extra Dirac points having same electron hole crossing energy as that of the original Dirac point as well as finite energy Dirac points are generated in the energy spectrum when periodic electric potential is applied to the system. By applying electric and vector potential together, the symmetry of the energy spectrum about the Fermi level is broken. A tunable band gap is induced in the energy spectrum by applying both electric and vector potential simultaneously with different barrier and well widths.

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  • Band structure, Graphene, Magnetic superlattice