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Lecture Leonid Levitov


12 October 2007 FWN-Building 5111.0022, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Leonid Levitov
Affiliation: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
Title: Electron transport in graphene p-n junctions
Date: Fri Oct 12, 2007
Start: 13.30
Location: FWN-Building 5111.0022
Host: Caspar van der Wal
Telephone: +31 50 363 4555


Charge carriers in graphene mimic massless relativistic Dirac particles.
We shall discuss transport phenomena in this material with an emphasis on the
new properties that arise due the relativistic character of charge
The p-n junctions, unveiled in recent experiments, provide a tool to probe
relativistic dynamics in strong electric and magnetic fields [1], as well as
the interplay of particle-like and hole-like Quantum Hall edge states [2].
[1] A. V. Shytov, Nan Gu, L. S. Levitov, Transport in Graphene p-n Junctions
in Magnetic Field, arXiv:0708.3081
[2] D. A. Abanin, L. S. Levitov, Quantized Transport in Graphene p-n
Junctions, Science 317, 641 (2007)

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