Quenching of the quantum hall effect in graphene with scrolled edges

Alessandro Cresti, Michael M. Fogler, Francisco Guinea, A. H. Castro Neto, Stephan Roche

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Abstract

Edge nanoscrolls are shown to strongly influence transport properties of suspended graphene in the quantum Hall regime. The relatively long arclength of the scrolls in combination with their compact transverse size results in formation of many nonchiral transport channels in the scrolls. They short circuit the bulk current paths and inhibit the observation of the quantized two-terminal resistance. Unlike competing theoretical proposals, this mechanism of disrupting the Hall quantization in suspended graphene is not caused by ill-chosen placement of the contacts, singular elastic strains, or a small sample size. © 2012 American Physical Society.
Original languageEnglish
Article number166602
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume108
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Apr 2012

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