Suppression of supercollision carrier cooling in high mobility graphene on SiC(000 1) SUPPRESSION of SUPERCOLLISION CARRIER COOLING ... TAKASHI SOMEYA et al.

Takashi Someya, Hirokazu Fukidome, Hiroshi Watanabe, Takashi Yamamoto, Masaru Okada, Hakuto Suzuki, Yu Ogawa, Takushi Iimori, Nobuhisa Ishii, Teruto Kanai, Keiichiro Tashima, Baojie Feng, Susumu Yamamoto, Jiro Itatani, Fumio Komori, Kozo Okazaki, Shik Shin, Iwao Matsuda

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Abstract

Graphene, a two-dimensional carbon crystal with a gas of massless Dirac fermions, has promise as a material that is useful in photonic and optoelectronic devices. A comprehensive understanding of carrier cooling in photoexcited graphene is necessary for their applications, however, as competing cooling processes, electron-phonon scattering, and supercollisions, complicate the problem. Specifically, in energy harvesting, supercollision promotes further carrier cooling and, therefore, leads to lower efficiency, placing doubt on the feasibility of device applications. Here we present evidence of suppressed supercollisions in trilayer graphene on a SiC(0001) substrate by directly observing photoexcited carriers and numerically analyzing a phenomenological two-temperature model. Knowing that supercollisions restrict the capabilities of graphene-based devices, our results provide a breakthrough for improving their performance.

Original languageEnglish
Article number165303
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume95
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Apr 19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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