The concentrations of wave functions about classical periodic orbits, or quantum scars, are a fundamental phenomenon in physics. An open question is whether scarring can occur in relativistic quantum systems. To address this question, we investigate confinements made of graphene whose classical dynamics are chaotic and find unequivocal evidence of relativistic quantum scars. The scarred states can lead to strong conductance fluctuations in the corresponding open quantum dots via the mechanism of resonant transmission.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number054101
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - Aug 6 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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