Institute for Theoretical Condensed Matter physics (TKM)

Diffusion and criticality in undoped graphene with resonant scatterers

  • Author:

    P. M. Ostrovsky, M. Titov, S. Bera, I. V. Gornyi, A. D. Mirlin

  • Source:

    Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 266803 (2010)

  • Date: 16 June 2010
  • A general theory is developed to describe graphene with an arbitrary number of isolated impurities. The theory provides a basis for an efficient numerical analysis of the charge transport and is applied to calculate the Dirac-point conductivity σ of graphene with resonant scatterers. In the case of smooth resonant impurities the symmetry class is identified as DIII and σ grows logarithmically with increasing impurity concentration. For vacancies (or strong on-site potential impurities, class BDI) σ saturates at a constant value that depends on the vacancy distribution among two sublattices.