We study quantum transport in a general graphene system subject to external potential, a situation that can be expected in all kinds of future graphene-based electronic devices with quantum dots and quantum point contacts. We find that electrons tend to take on propagating paths due to Klein tunneling that have absolutely no counterpart in nonrelativistic quantum systems. Strikingly, such abnormal quantum paths can lead to an extreme type of fractal-like of conductance fluctuations, not seen previously in any quantum transport systems. This phenomenon has profound implications to the development of graphene based devices that require stable electronic properties.
|Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
|Published - Jul 11 2011
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics