Edge State Quantum Interference in Twisted Graphitic Interfaces

Annabelle Oz, Debopriya Dutta, Abraham Nitzan, Oded Hod, Elad Koren

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Abstract

Zigzag edges in graphitic systems exhibit localized electronic states that drastically affect their properties. Here, room-temperature charge transport experiments across a single graphitic interface are reported, in which the interlayer current is confined to the contact edges. It is shown that the current exhibits pronounced oscillations of up to ≈40 µA with a dominant period of ≈5 Å with respect to lateral displacement that do not directly correspond to typical graphene lattice spacing. The origin of these features is computationally rationalized as quantum mechanical interference of localized edge states showing significant amplitude and interlayer coupling variations as a function of the interface stacking configuration. Such interference effects may therefore dominate the transport properties of low-dimensional graphitic interfaces.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2102261
JournalAdvanced Science
Volume9
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - 16 May 2022

Keywords

  • 2D materials
  • edge states
  • graphene interfaces
  • quantum interference
  • transport

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