Quantum scattering time and its implications on scattering sources in graphene

X. Hong, K. Zou, J. Zhu

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We determine the quantum scattering time τq in six graphene samples with mobility of 4400<μ<17000 cm2 /Vs over a wide range of carrier density (1.2<n<6× 1012 / cm2). τq derived from Shubnikov-de Haas oscillation ranges ∼25-74fs, corresponding to a single-particle level broadening of 4.5-13 meV. The ratio of the transport to quantum scattering time τt / τq spans 1.5-5.1 in these samples, which can be quantitatively understood combining scattering from short-ranged centers and charged impurities located within 2 nm of the graphene sheet. Our results suggest that charges residing on the SiO2 surface play a dominant role in limiting carrier mobility in current samples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number241415
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number24
StatePublished - Dec 29 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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