Weyl Semimetal Path to Valley Filtering in Graphene

Ahmed M. Khalifa, Ribhu K. Kaul, Efrat Shimshoni, H. A. Fertig, Ganpathy Murthy

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We propose a device in which a sheet of graphene is coupled to a Weyl semimetal, allowing for the physical access to the study of tunneling from two- to three-dimensional massless Dirac fermions. Because of the reconstructed band structure, we find that this device acts as a robust valley filter for electrons in the graphene sheet. We show that, by appropriate alignment, the Weyl semimetal draws away current in one of the two graphene valleys, while allowing current in the other to pass unimpeded. In contrast to other proposed valley filters, the mechanism of our proposed device occurs in the bulk of the graphene sheet, obviating the need for carefully shaped edges or dimensions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number126801
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number12
StatePublished - Sep 17 2021

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