Tunable carrier multiplication and cooling in graphene

Nano Lett. 2015 Jan 14;15(1):326-31. doi: 10.1021/nl503614v. Epub 2014 Dec 5.


Time- and angle-resolved photoemission measurements on two doped graphene samples displaying different doping levels reveal remarkable differences in the ultrafast dynamics of the hot carriers in the Dirac cone. In the more strongly (n-)doped graphene, we observe larger carrier multiplication factors (>3) and a significantly faster phonon-mediated cooling of the carriers back to equilibrium compared to in the less (p-)doped graphene. These results suggest that a careful tuning of the doping level allows for an effective manipulation of graphene's dynamical response to a photoexcitation.

Keywords: carrier multiplication; charge carrier tunability; epitaxial graphene; hot carrier dynamics; time-resolved ARPES.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't