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Title: Landau levels in uniaxially strained graphene: A geometrical approach

The effect of strain on the Landau levels (LLs) spectra in graphene is studied, using an effective Dirac-like Hamiltonian which includes the distortion in the Dirac cones, anisotropy and spatial-dependence of the Fermi velocity induced by the lattice change through a renormalized linear momentum. We propose a geometrical approach to obtain the electron’s wave-function and the LLs in graphene from the Sturm–Liouville theory, using the minimal substitution method. The coefficients of the renormalized linear momentum are fitted to the energy bands, which are obtained from a Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculation. In particular, we evaluate the case of Dirac cones with an ellipsoidal transversal section resulting from uniaxially strained graphene along the Arm-Chair (AC) and Zig-Zag (ZZ) directions. We found that uniaxial strain in graphene induces a contraction of the LLs spectra for both strain directions. Also, is evaluated the contribution of the tilting of Dirac cone axis resulting from the uniaxial deformations to the contraction of the LLs spectra. - Highlights: • The LLs in uniaxially strained graphene are found using a geometrical approach. • The energy of the LLs in function of the Dirac cone deformation is presented. • We found that uniaxial strain in graphene induces amore » contraction of the LLs spectra. • Contraction in LLs spectra depends on the geometrical parameters of the Dirac cone.« less
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OSTI Identifier:
22451203
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Annals of Physics; Journal Volume: 359; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2015 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ANISOTROPY; DENSITY FUNCTIONAL METHOD; GRAPHENE; HAMILTONIANS; LINEAR MOMENTUM; RENORMALIZATION; STRAINS; STURM-LIOUVILLE EQUATION