Boundary scattering in ballistic graphene

Phys Rev Lett. 2012 Jul 20;109(3):036601. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.036601. Epub 2012 Jul 18.


We report magnetotransport measurements in ballistic graphene mesoscopic wires where the charge carrier mean free path is comparable to the wire width W. Magnetoresistance curves show characteristic peak structures where the peak field scales with the ratio of cyclotron radius R(c) and wire width W as W/R(c)=0.9±0.1, due to diffusive boundary scattering. The obtained proportionality constant between R(c) and W differs from that of a classical semiconductor two-dimensional electron system in which W/R(c)=0.55.