Bilayer graphene under pressure: Electron-hole symmetry breaking, valley Hall effect, and Landau levels

F. Munoz, H. P.Ojeda Collado, Gonzalo Usaj, Jorge O. Sofo, C. A. Balseiro

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Abstract

The electronic structure of bilayer graphene under pressure develops very interesting features with an enhancement of the trigonal warping and a splitting of the parabolic touching bands at the K point of the reciprocal space into four Dirac cones, one at K and three along the T symmetry lines. As pressure is increased, these cones separate in reciprocal space and in energy, breaking the electron-hole symmetry. Due to their energy separation, their opposite Berry curvature can be observed in valley Hall effect experiments and in the structure of the Landau levels. Based on the electronic structure obtained by density functional theory, we develop a low energy Hamiltonian that describes the effects of pressure on measurable quantities such as the Hall conductivity and the Landau levels of the system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number235443
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume93
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 27 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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