Electronic Properties of Graphene Heterostructures with Hexagonal Crystals

  • John R.¬†Wallbank

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. John R. Wallbank
    Pages 1-18
  3. John R. Wallbank
    Pages 19-32
  4. John R. Wallbank
    Pages 55-63
  5. John R. Wallbank
    Pages 87-88
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 89-95

About this book


The last decade has witnessed the discovery of, and dramatic progress in understanding the physics of graphene and related two-dimensional materials. The development of methods for manufacturing and aligning high-quality two-dimensional crystals has facilitated the creation of a new generation of materials: the heterostructures of graphene with hexagonal crystals, in which the graphene electrons acquire new, qualitatively different properties.
This thesis provides a comprehensive theoretical framework in which to understand these heterostructures, based on the tight binding model, perturbation theory, group theory and the concept of the moire superlattice (all of which are elucidated). It explains how graphene heterostructures provide new opportunities for tailoring band structure, such as creating additional Dirac points or opening band gaps, and how they manifest themselves in transport measurements, optical absorption spectra and the fractal Hofstadter spectra. Also considered are the heterostructures of bilayer graphene and resonant tunneling in aligned graphene/insulator/graphene devices.


Bilayer Graphene Boron Nitride and Graphene Heterostructure Graphene Heterostrucures Graphene on Hexagonal Crystal Hofstadter's Buterfly Magnetic Miniband Structure Moire Pattern Moire Superlattice Optical Absorption in Graphene Heterostructure Resonant Tunnelling

Authors and affiliations

  • John R.¬†Wallbank
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsLancaster UniversityLancasterUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07722-2
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-07721-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-07722-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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