We investigate from first principles the optoelectronic properties of nanometer-sized armchair graphene nanoribbons (GNRs). We show that many-body effects are essential to correctly describe both energy gaps and optical response. As a signature of the confined geometry, we observe strongly bound excitons dominating the optical spectra, with a clear family-dependent binding energy. Our results demonstrate that GNRs constitute one-dimensional nanostructures whose absorption and luminescence performance can be controlled by changing both family and edge termination.

We investigate from first principles the optoelectronic properties of nanometer-sized armchair graphene nanoribbons (GNRs). We show that many-body effects are essential to correctly describe both energy gaps and optical response. As a signature of the confined geometry, we observe strongly bound excitons dominating the optical spectra, with a clear family-dependent binding energy. Our results demonstrate that GNRs constitute one-dimensional nanostructures whose absorption and luminescence performance can be controlled by changing both family and edge termination. © 2008 The American Physical Society.

Optical properties of graphene nanoribbons: The role of many-body effects / Prezzi, Deborah; Varsano, Daniele; Ruini, Alice; Marini, Andrea; Molinari, Elisa. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW. B, CONDENSED MATTER AND MATERIALS PHYSICS. - ISSN 1098-0121. - STAMPA. - 77:4(2008), pp. 041404-1-041404-4. [10.1103/PhysRevB.77.041404]

Optical properties of graphene nanoribbons: The role of many-body effects

Prezzi, Deborah;Ruini, Alice;Molinari, Elisa
2008

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We investigate from first principles the optoelectronic properties of nanometer-sized armchair graphene nanoribbons (GNRs). We show that many-body effects are essential to correctly describe both energy gaps and optical response. As a signature of the confined geometry, we observe strongly bound excitons dominating the optical spectra, with a clear family-dependent binding energy. Our results demonstrate that GNRs constitute one-dimensional nanostructures whose absorption and luminescence performance can be controlled by changing both family and edge termination.
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Optical properties of graphene nanoribbons: The role of many-body effects / Prezzi, Deborah; Varsano, Daniele; Ruini, Alice; Marini, Andrea; Molinari, Elisa. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW. B, CONDENSED MATTER AND MATERIALS PHYSICS. - ISSN 1098-0121. - STAMPA. - 77:4(2008), pp. 041404-1-041404-4. [10.1103/PhysRevB.77.041404]
Prezzi, Deborah; Varsano, Daniele; Ruini, Alice; Marini, Andrea; Molinari, Elisa
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