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Title: Quantifying the charge carrier interaction in metallic twisted bilayer graphene superlattices
Authors: Talantsev, E. F.
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: MDPI AG
Citation: Talantsev E. F. Quantifying the charge carrier interaction in metallic twisted bilayer graphene superlattices / E. F. Talantsev. — DOI 10.3390/nano11051306 // Nanomaterials. — 2021. — Vol. 11. — Iss. 5. — 1306.
Abstract: The mechanism of charge carrier interaction in twisted bilayer graphene (TBG) remains an unresolved problem, where some researchers proposed the dominance of the electron–phonon interaction, while the others showed evidence for electron–electron or electron–magnon interactions. Here we propose to resolve this problem by generalizing the Bloch–Grüneisen equation and using it for the analysis of the temperature dependent resistivity in TBG. It is a well-established theoretical result that the Bloch–Grüneisen equation power-law exponent, p, exhibits exact integer values for certain mechanisms. For instance, p = 5 implies the electron–phonon interaction, p = 3 is associated with the electron–magnon interaction and p = 2 applies to the electron–electron interaction. Here we interpret the linear temperature-dependent resistance, widely observed in TBG, as p → 1, which implies the quasielastic charge interaction with acoustic phonons. Thus, we fitted TBG resistance curves to the Bloch–Grüneisen equation, where we propose that p is a free-fitting parameter. We found that TBGs have a smoothly varied p-value (ranging from 1.4 to 4.4) depending on the Moiré superlattice constant, λ, or the charge carrier concentration, n. This implies that different mechanisms of the charge carrier interaction in TBG superlattices smoothly transition from one mechanism to another depending on, at least, λ and n. The proposed generalized Bloch–Grüneisen equation is applicable to a wide range of disciplines, including superconductivity and geology. © 2021 by the author. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.
Keywords: CHARGE CARRIER INTERACTION IN TWO-DIMENSIONAL MATERIALS
MAGIC-ANGLE TWISTED BILAYER GRAPHENE
MOIRÉ GRAPHENE SUPERLATTICES
Ε-PHASE OF IRON
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10995/102920
Access: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
SCOPUS ID: 85105739904
PURE ID: 21871033
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ISSN: 20794991
DOI: 10.3390/nano11051306
metadata.dc.description.sponsorship: This research was funded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Russia (theme “Pressure” No. AAAA-A18-118020190104-3) and by Act 211 Government of the Russian Federation, contract No. 02.A03.21.0006.
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