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Electronic response of graphene to linelike charge perturbations

  • Author(s): Jiang, BY
  • Fogler, MM
  • et al.
Abstract

© 2015 American Physical Society. The problem of electrostatic screening of a charged line by undoped or weakly doped graphene is treated beyond the linear-response theory. The induced electron density is found to be approximately doping independent, n(x)∼x-2log2x, at intermediate distances x from the charged line. At larger x, twin p-n junctions may form if the external perturbation is repulsive for graphene charge carriers. The effect of such inhomogeneities on conductance and quantum capacitance of graphene is calculated. The results are relevant for transport properties of graphene grain boundaries and for local electrostatic control of graphene with ultrathin gates.

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