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Lifshitz transition and modulation of electronic and transport properties of bilayer graphene by sliding and applied normal compressive strain

Bhattacharyya, Swastibrata and Singh, Abhishek K (2016) Lifshitz transition and modulation of electronic and transport properties of bilayer graphene by sliding and applied normal compressive strain. In: CARBON, 99 . pp. 432-438.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carbon.2015.12.025

Abstract

Using density functional theory (DFT) we investigate the changes in electronic and transport properties of graphene bilayer caused by sliding one of the layers. Change in stacking pattern breaks the lattice symmetry, which results in Lifshitz transition together with the modulation of the electronic structure. Going from AA to AB stacking by sliding along armchair direction leads to a drastic transition in electronic structure from linear to parabolic dispersion. Our transport calculations show a significant change in the overall transmission value for large sliding distances along zigzag direction. The increase in interlayer coupling with normal compressive strain increases the overlapping of conduction and valence band, which leads to further shift in the Dirac points and an enhancement in the Lifshitz transition. The ability to tune the topology of band structure by sliding and/or applying normal compressive strain will open doors for controlled tuning of many physical phenomenon such as Landau levels and quantum Hall effect in graphene. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD, THE BOULEVARD, LANGFORD LANE, KIDLINGTON, OXFORD OX5 1GB, ENGLAND
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
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Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2016 05:03
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2016 05:03
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/53343

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