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Interlayer asymmetry gap in the electronic band structure of bilayer graphene.

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Journal publication date11/2007
Journalphysica status solidi (b)
Number of pages6
Original languageEnglish


The low-energy electronic band structure of bilayer graphene consists of four bands: a pair of bands split from zero energy by the interlayer coupling and a pair of bands which touch at zero energy in a nominally undoped system. The latter support massive, chiral quasiparticles with a parabolic dispersion and Berry phase 2. Asymmetry between the potential energies of the layers opens a tuneable gap between the conduction and valence bands. A self-consistent Hartree approximation is used to model the control of such an interlayer asymmetry gap induced by a transverse electric field in a graphene-based field-effect transistor.

Bibliographic note

This is a pre-print of an article published in Physica Status Solidi B, 244 (11), 2007. (c) Wiley.