Conductivity of graphene with resonant adsorbates: beyond the nearest neighbor hopping model

Guy Trambly de Laissardière and Didier Mayou

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Keywords: nano


Adsorbates on graphene can create resonances that lead to efficient electron scattering and strongly affect the electronic conductivity. Therefore, a proper description of these resonances is important to gain a good insight into their effect on conductivity. The characteristics of the resonance and in particular its T-matrix depend on the adsorbate itself but also on the electronic structure of graphene. Here we show that a proper tight-binding model of graphene which includes hopping beyond the nearest-neighbor leads to sizable modifications of the scattering properties with respect to the mostly used nearest neighbor hopping model. We compare results obtained with hopping beyond the nearest-neighbor to those of our recent work (2013 Phys. Rev. Lett. 113 146601). We conclude that the universal properties discussed in our recent work are unchanged but that a detailed comparison with experiments requires a sufficiently precise tight-binding model of the graphene layer

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