We study theoretically the coherent electron focusing in graphene nanoribbons. Using semiclassical and numerical tight-binding calculations we show that armchair edges give rise to equidistant peaks in the focusing spectrum. In the case of zigzag edges at low magnetic fields one can also observe focusing peaks but with increasing magnetic field a more complex interference structure emerges in the spectrum. This difference in the spectra can be observed even if the zigzag edge undergoes structural reconstruction. Therefore transverse electron focusing can help in the identification and characterization of the edge structure of graphene samples.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 9 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics