Stark effect and polarizability of graphene quantum dots

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The properties of graphene quantum dots can be manipulated via lateral electric fields. Treating electrons in such structures as confined massless Dirac fermions, we derive an analytical expression for the quadratic Stark shift valid for arbitrary angular momentum and quantum dot size. Moreover, we determine the perturbative regime, beyond which higher order field effects are observed. The Dirac approach is validated by comparison with atomistic tight-binding simulations. Finally, we study the influence on the Stark effect of band gaps produced by e.g. interaction with the substrate.
Original languageEnglish
Article number115432
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number11
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 18 Sep 2017

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