Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS March Meeting 2010
Volume 55, Number 2
Monday–Friday, March 15–19, 2010; Portland, Oregon
Session A21: Focus Session: Graphene: Quantum Interference and Transport
8:00 AM–11:00 AM,
Monday, March 15, 2010
Room: Portland Ballroom 251
Sponsoring Unit: DCMP
Chair: Steve Cronin, University of Southern California
Abstract ID: BAPS.2010.MAR.A21.1
Abstract: A21.00001 : Imaging coherent transport in mesoscopic graphene*
8:00 AM–8:12 AM
Preview Abstract Abstract
To understand the coherent flow of electrons through a graphene device, we must employ nanoscale probes that can access the relevant length scales. At low temperatures and small size scales, diffusive trajectories of electrons interfere with each other, resulting in a coherent correction to the conductivity known as universal conductance fluctuations (UCF). Here, we use a liquid-He-cooled scanning probe microscope (SPM) tip to induce an additional, movable scatterer in a graphene device. By scanning the tip over a device, we map the conductance fluctuations vs. scatterer position. We find that the conductance is highly sensitive to the position of this scatterer, producing $\delta G \sim e^2/h$ fluctuations when the scatterer is displaced by a distance comparable to the electron wavelength. These measurements, in combination with numerical simulations, demonstrate the value of this cooled SPM technique to probe coherent transport in graphene.
*We acknowledge support from the DOE.
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