In graphene, after the electric field is turned on, the ballistic acceleration of charge carriers up to the monochromatic optic phonon energy generates a back-and-forth motion of the whole distribution function between the zero-point energy and the phonon energy. This effect is predicted to manifest in damped terahertz oscillations of the carrier drift velocity and average energy. It only takes place within a voltage and sample length window as the direct consequence of the interplay between the electric force and the randomizing nature of deformation potential optic phonons in the linear band structure of graphene.
|Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
|Published - Feb 15 2011
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics