Electron - hole pairs are copuously created by an applied electric field near the Dirac point in graphene or similar 2D electronic systems. It was shown recently that for sufficiently large electric fields E and ballistic times the I-V characteristics become strongly nonlinear due to Schwinger's pair creation rate, proportional to E3/2. Since there is no energy gap the radiation from the pairs' annihilation is enhanced. The spectrum of radiation is calculated and exhibits a maximum at The angular and polarization dependence of the emitted photons with respect to the graphene sheet is quite distinctive. For very large currents the recombination rate becomes so large that it leads to the second Ohmic regime due to radiation friction.
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Issue number||PART 4|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2012|
|Event||26th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics, LT 2011 - Beijing, China|
Duration: 10 Aug 2011 → 17 Aug 2011