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Density of states and zero Landau level probed through capacitance of graphene

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  • L. A. Ponomarenko
  • R. Yang
  • R. V. Gorbachev
  • P. Blake
  • A. S. Mayorov
  • K. S. Novoselov
  • M. I. Katsnelson
  • A. K. Geim
Article number136801
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>21/09/2010
<mark>Journal</mark>Physical Review Letters
Number of pages4
<mark>Original language</mark>English


We report capacitors in which a finite electronic compressibility of graphene dominates the electrostatics, resulting in pronounced changes in capacitance as a function of magnetic field and carrier concentration. The capacitance measurements have allowed us to accurately map the density of states D, and compare it against theoretical predictions. Landau oscillations in D are robust and zero Landau level (LL) can easily be seen at room temperature in moderate fields. The broadening of LLs is strongly affected by charge inhomogeneity that leads to zero LL being broader than other levels.

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