Wave-packet scattering on graphene edges in the presence of a pseudomagnetic field

D. R. Da Costa, A. Chaves, G. A. Farias, L. Covaci, F. M. Peeters

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Abstract

The scattering of a Gaussian wave packet in armchair and zigzag graphene edges is theoretically investigated by numerically solving the time-dependent Schrödinger equation for the tight-binding model Hamiltonian. Our theory allows us to investigate scattering in reciprocal space, and depending on the type of graphene edge we observe scattering within the same valley, or between different valleys. In the presence of an external magnetic field, the well-known skipping orbits are observed. However, our results demonstrate that in the case of a pseudomagnetic field, induced by nonuniform strain, the scattering by an armchair edge results in a nonpropagating edge state.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number115434
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume86
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 21 2012

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