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Observation of Coulomb blockade in nanostructured epitaxial bilayer graphene on SiC

Cassandra Chua ; Arseniy Lartsev (Institutionen för mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap, Kvantkomponentfysik) ; Jinggao Sui ; Vishal Panchal ; Reuben Puddy ; Carly Richardson ; Charles G. Smith ; T. J.B.M. Janssen ; Alexander Tzalenchuk ; Rositsa Yakimova ; Sergey Kubatkin (Institutionen för mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap, Kvantkomponentfysik) ; Malcolm R. Connolly
Carbon (00086223). Vol. 119 (2017), p. 426-430.
[Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig]

We study electron transport in nanostructures patterned in bilayer graphene patches grown epitaxially on SiC as a function of doping, magnetic field, and temperature. Away from charge neutrality transport is only weakly modulated by changes in carrier concentration induced by a local side-gate. At low n-type doping close to charge neutrality, electron transport resembles that in exfoliated graphene nanoribbons and is well described by tunnelling of single electrons through a network of Coulomb-blockaded islands. Under the influence of an external magnetic field, Coulomb blockade resonances fluctuate around an average energy and the gap shrinks as a function of magnetic field. At charge neutrality, however, conduction is less insensitive to external magnetic fields. In this regime we also observe a stronger suppression of the conductance below T*, which we interpret as a sign of broken interlayer symmetry or strong fluctuations in the edge/potential disorder.

Denna post skapades 2017-06-14. Senast ändrad 2017-07-14.
CPL Pubid: 249822


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