Energy gaps and a zero-field quantum Hall effect in graphene by strain engineering

  title={Energy gaps and a zero-field quantum Hall effect in graphene by strain engineering},
  author={Francisco Guinea and Mikhail I. Katsnelson and Andre K. Geim},
  journal={Nature Physics},
Owing to the fact that graphene is just one atom thick, it has been suggested that it might be possible to control its properties by subjecting it to mechanical strain. New analysis indicates not only this, but that pseudomagnetic behaviour and even zero-field quantum Hall effects could be induced in graphene under realistic amounts of strain. 

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