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Infrared absorption by graphene–hBN heterostructures

Abergel, David S. L. and Wallbank, John and Chen, Xi and Mucha-Kruczynski, Marcin and Falko, Vladimir (2013) Infrared absorption by graphene–hBN heterostructures. New Journal of Physics, 15 (12). ISSN 1367-2630

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    Abstract

    We propose a theory of optical absorption in monolayer graphene–hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) heterostructures. In highly oriented heterostructures, the hBN underlay produces a long-range moire superlattice potential for the graphene electrons which modifies the selection rules for absorption of incoming photons in the infrared to visible frequency range. The details of the absorption spectrum modification depend on the relative strength of the various symmetry-allowed couplings between the graphene electrons and the hBN, and the resulting nature of the reconstructed band structure.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: New Journal of Physics
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    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
    ID Code: 68520
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 07 Feb 2014 13:13
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 21 Sep 2017 06:01
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/68520

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