Conductance quantization and transport gaps in disordered graphene nanoribbons
We study numerically the effects of edge and bulk disorder on the conductance of graphene nanoribbons. We compute the conductance suppression due to Anderson localization induced by edge scattering and find that even for weak edge roughness, conductance steps are suppressed and transport gaps are induced. These gaps are approximately inversely proportional to the nanoribbon width. On/off conductance ratios grow exponentially with the nanoribbon length. Our results impose severe limitations to the use of graphene in ballistic nanowires.
Physical Review B
"Conductance quantization and transport gaps in disordered graphene nanoribbons" (2009). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 1926.