Publication
Title
The electronic properties of graphene and graphene ribbons under simple shear strain
Author
Abstract
A tight-binding model is used to study the energy band of graphene and graphene ribbon under simple shear strain. The ribbon consists of lines of carbon atoms in an armchair or zigzag orientation where a simple shear strain is applied in the x-direction keeping the atomic distances in the y-direction unchanged. Such modification in the lattice gives an energy band that differs in several aspects from the one without any shear and with pure shear. The changes in the spectrum depend on the line displacement of the ribbon, and also on the modified hopping parameter. It is also shown that this simple shear strain tunes the electronic properties of both graphene and graphene ribbon, opening and closing energy gaps for different displacements of the system. The modified density of states is also shown.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of physics : condensed matter. - London
Publication
London : 2012
ISSN
0953-8984
Volume/pages
24:37(2012), 9 p.
Article Reference
375301
ISI
000308202700011
Medium
E-only publicatie
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
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Creation 22.11.2012
Last edited 15.12.2017
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