The electronic properties of graphene

  title={The electronic properties of graphene},
  author={Antonio H. Castro Neto and Francisco Guinea and Nuno M. R. Peres and Kostya S. Novoselov and Andre K. Geim},
  journal={Reviews of Modern Physics},
This article reviews the basic theoretical aspects of graphene, a one-atom-thick allotrope of carbon, with unusual two-dimensional Dirac-like electronic excitations. The Dirac electrons can be controlled by application of external electric and magnetic fields, or by altering sample geometry and/or topology. The Dirac electrons behave in unusual ways in tunneling, confinement, and the integer quantum Hall effect. The electronic properties of graphene stacks are discussed and vary with stacking… Expand

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