Realtime Access Map
Electron-electron interactions and topology in the electronic properties of gated graphene nanoribbon rings in Möbius and cylindrical configurations
MetadataShow full item record
We present a theory of the electronic properties of gated graphene nanoribbon rings with zigzag edges in Möbius and cylindrical configurations. The finite width opens a gap and nontrivial topology of the Möbius ring leads to a single edge with edge states with an induced, effective gauge field, in analogy to topological insulators. The single zigzag edge leads to a shell of degenerate states at the Fermi level and a ferromagnetic (FM) ground state at half-filling, i.e., at charge neutrality, due to electron-electron interactions. For fractional fillings, both the magnetic moment and the energy gap are found to oscillate as a function of the shell filling. In cylindrical rings, the two edges lead to AF ground state at half-filling but FM ground state at fractional fillings.