Quantum dots in AA-stacked bilayer graphene

H. S. Qasem, H. M. Abdullah, M. A. Shukri, H. Bahlouli, Udo Schwingenschlögl

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Abstract

While electrostatic confinement in single-layer graphene and AA-stacked bilayer graphene is precluded by Klein tunneling and the gapless energy spectrum, we theoretically show that a circular domain wall that separates domains of single-layer graphene and AA-stacked bilayer graphene can provide bound states. Solving the Dirac-Weyl equation in the presence of a global mass potential and a local electrostatic potential, we obtain the energy spectrum of these states and the corresponding radial probability densities. Depending on the mass potential profile, regular bound states can exist inside the quantum dot and topological bound states at the domain wall. Controlling the electrostatic potential inside the quantum dot enables the simultaneous presence of both types of states. We find that the number of nodes of the radial wave function of the regular bound states inside the quantum dot is equal to the radial quantum number. The energy spectra of the bound states display anticrossings, reflecting coupling of electron- A nd holelike states.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume102
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 13 2020

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