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Highly Anisotropic Dirac Cones in Epitaxial Graphene Modulated by an Island Superlattice


We present a new method to engineer the charge carrier mobility and its directional asymmetry in epitaxial graphene by using metal cluster superlattices self-assembled onto the moire´ pattern formed by graphene on Ir(111).

S. Rusponi et al.Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 246803 (2010)

Angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy reveals threefold symmetry in the band structure associated with strong renormalization of  the electron group velocity close to the Dirac point giving rise to highly

anisotropic Dirac cones. We further find that the cluster superlattice also  affects the spectral-weight distribution of the carbon bands as well as the electronic gaps between graphene states.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 09:47