Tunable quantum temperature oscillations in graphene nanostructures

Justin P. Bergfield, Mark A. Ratner, Charles A. Stafford, Massimiliano Di Ventra

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We investigate the local electron temperature distribution in graphene nanoribbon and graphene junctions subject to an applied thermal gradient. Using a realistic model of a scanning thermal microscope, we predict quantum temperature oscillations whose wavelength is related to that of Friedel oscillations. Experimentally this wavelength can be tuned over several orders of magnitude by gating or doping, bringing quantum temperature oscillations within reach of the spatial resolution of existing measurement techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number125407
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number12
StatePublished - Mar 5 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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