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Phys Rev Lett. 2007 May 4;98(18):186806. Epub 2007 May 3.

Carrier transport in two-dimensional graphene layers.

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Condensed Matter Theory Center, Department of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742-4111, USA.


Carrier transport in gated 2D graphene monolayers is considered in the presence of scattering by random charged impurity centers with density n(i). Excellent quantitative agreement is obtained (for carrier density n>10(12) cm(-2)) with existing experimental data. The conductivity scales linearly with n/n(i) in the theory. We explain the experimentally observed asymmetry between electron and hole conductivities, and the high-density saturation of conductivity for the highest mobility samples. We argue that the experimentally observed saturation of conductivity at low density arises from the charged impurity induced inhomogeneity in the graphene carrier density which becomes severe for n less, similarn(i) approximately 10(12) cm(-2).

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