Dresden 2017 – wissenschaftliches Programm

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HL: Fachverband Halbleiterphysik

HL 19: Transport: Graphene and Carbon Nanostructures (jointly with DY, DS, HL, MA, O)

HL 19.5: Vortrag

Montag, 20. März 2017, 16:00–16:15, HSZ 204

Electroluminescence of Graphene Nanojunctions — •Christian Ott, Konrad Ullmann, and Heiko B. Weber — Lehrstuhl für Angewandte Physik, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Staudtstr. 7/A3, D-91058 Erlangen, Germany

We report on electroluminescence (EL) detected at graphene nanojunctions, the latter being formed by electroburning of epitaxial graphene ribbons on silicon carbide [1]. The EL shows a broad spectrum with emphasis on the near infrared regime. Its intensity scales with applied current and is temperature independent down to liquid helium temperatures. Surprisingly, we find a weak voltage dependence. The spectrum is similar to blackbody radiation with apparent temperatures well above the damage threshold of graphene and the silicon carbide substrate. A similar phenomenon has already been observed in single atom point contacts [2] and island metal films [3]. There a model was proposed based on hot electron luminescence which goes along with a large mismatch between electron gas temperature and lattice temperature due to a reduced electron-phonon interaction in nanoscopic structures. A critical discussion of the underlying mechanism is provided.

[1] Ullmann et al, Nano Letters 15, 5 (2015)

[2] Downes et al., Applied Physics Letters 81, 7 (2002)

[3] Fedorovich et al., Physics Reports 328 (2000)

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