A corner reflector of graphene Dirac fermions as a phonon-scattering sensor. (arXiv:1901.02225v1 [cond-mat.mes-hall])

//A corner reflector of graphene Dirac fermions as a phonon-scattering sensor. (arXiv:1901.02225v1 [cond-mat.mes-hall])

Dirac fermion optics exploits the refraction of chiral fermions across optics-inspired Klein-tunneling barriers defined by high-transparency p-n junctions. We consider the corner reflector (CR) geometry introduced in optics or radars. We fabricate Dirac fermion CRs using bottom-gate-defined barriers in hBN-encapsulated graphene. By suppressing transmission upon multiple internal reflections, CRs are sensitive to minute phonon scattering rates. We report on doping-independent CR transmission in quantitative agreement with a simple scattering model including thermal phonon scattering. As a new signature of CRs, we observe Fabry-P’erot oscillations at low temperature, consistent with single-path reflections. Finally, we demonstrate high-frequency operation which promotes CRs as fast phonon detectors. Our work establishes the relevance of Dirac fermion optics in graphene and opens a route for its implementation in topological Dirac matter.

Published : "arXiv Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics".

2019-01-09T04:30:28+00:00January 9th, 2019|Categories: Publications|Tags: , |
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