Moiré superlattice effects in graphene/boron-nitride van der Waals heterostructures

John R. Wallbank, Marcin Mucha-Kruczynski, Xi Chen, Vladimir I. Fal'ko

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Abstract

Van der Waals heterostructures of graphene and hexagonal boron nitride feature a moiré superlattice for graphene's Dirac electrons. Here, we review the effects generated by this superlattice, including a specific miniband structure featuring gaps and secondary Dirac points, and a fractal spectrum of magnetic minibands known as Hofstadter's butterfly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)359 - 376
Number of pages18
JournalAnnalen der Physik
Volume527
Issue number5-6
Early online date28 Apr 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015

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