Moiré superlattice effects in graphene/boron-nitride van der Waals heterostructures

John R. Wallbank, Marcin Mucha-Kruczyński, Xi Chen, Vladimir I. Fal'Ko

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    Abstract

    Van der Waals heterostructures of graphene and hexagonal boron nitride feature a moiré superlattice for graphene's Dirac electrons. Here, we review the effects generated by this superlattice, including a specific miniband structure featuring gaps and secondary Dirac points, and a fractal spectrum of magnetic minibands known as Hofstadter's butterfly. Van der Waals heterostructures of graphene and hexagonal boron nitride feature a moiré superlattice for graphene's Dirac electrons. We review the effects generated by this superlattice, including a specific miniband structure featuring gaps and secondary Dirac points, and a fractal spectrum of magnetic minibands known as Hofstadter's butterfly.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)359-376
    Number of pages18
    JournalAnnalen Der Physik
    Volume527
    Issue number5-6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2015

    Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

    • National Graphene Institute

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