Dr Edward McCann

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Research Overview

Condensed matter theory

Electronic properties of nanostructures

Graphene

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My research lies in the area of theoretical condensed matter physics. I'm particularly interested in the electronic properties of nanostructures, graphene and other two-dimensional materials. In small structures at low temperature, the quantum mechanics of electrons can be very important: they display wave-like properties including interference effects. This topic - the behaviour of electrons in phase coherent structures - is called mesoscopic physics. In the 1980s and 1990s, mesoscopic physics was studied in metals and semiconductors, but, recently, novel mesoscopic phenomena have been discovered in new materials including carbon nanotubes and graphene. The focus of my present research is to understand how electrons behave in graphene and related materials, including bilayer graphene and graphene multilayers, as well as other two-dimensional materials.

Interaction-induced insulating state in thick multilayer graphene
Nam, Y., Ki, D., Koshino, M., McCann, E., Morpurgo, A.F. 19/10/2016 In: 2D Materials. 3, 4, 9 p.
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Magnetic ratchet effect in bilayer graphene
Kheirabadi, N., McCann, E., Falko, V. 15/10/2016 In: Physical Review B. 94, 16, 7 p.
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Zero-energy modes and valley asymmetry in the Hofstadter spectrum of bilayer graphene van der Waals heterostructures with hBN
Chen, X., Wallbank, J., Mucha-Kruczynski, M., McCann, E., Falko, V. 29/07/2016 In: Physical Review B. 94, 4, 8 p.
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Insulating state in tetralayers reveals an even-odd interaction effect in multilayer graphene
Grushina, A.L., Ki, D., Koshino, M., Nicolet, A.A.L., Faugeras, C., McCann, E., Potemski, M., Morpurgo, A.F. 3/03/2015 In: Nature Communications. 6, 7 p.
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Dirac edges of fractal magnetic minibands in graphene with hexagonal moire superlattices
Chen, X., Wallbank, J., Patel, A.A., Mucha-Kruczynski, M., McCann, E., Falko, V. 5/02/2014 In: Physical Review B. 89, 7, 5 p.
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The electronic properties of bilayer graphene
McCann, E., Koshino, M. 19/04/2013 In: Reports on Progress in Physics. 76, 5, 28 p.
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Multilayer graphenes with mixed stacking structure: Interplay of Bernal and rhombohedral stacking
Koshino, M., McCann, E. 22/01/2013 In: Physical Review B. 87, 4, 12 p.
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Evidence for spin memory in the electron phase coherence in graphene
Kozikov, A.A., Horsell, D.W., McCann, E., Falko, V. 23/07/2012 In: Physical Review B. 86, 4, 5 p.
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z -> -z Symmetry of Spin-Orbit Coupling and Weak Localization in Graphene
McCann, E., Falko, V. 20/04/2012 In: Physical Review Letters. 108, 16, p. -. 5 p.
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Electronic properties of monolayer and bilayer graphene
McCann, E. 2012 In: Graphene Nanoelectronics. Berlin Heidelberg : Springer Verlag p. 237-275. 39 p. ISBN: 978-3-642-20467-8. Electronic ISBN: 978-3-642-22984-8.
Chapter

Stacking-dependent band gap and quantum transport in trilayer graphene
Bao, W., Jing, L., Velasco Jr, J., Lee, Y., Liu, G., Tran, D., Standley, B., Aykol, M., Cronin, S.B., Smirnov, D., Koshino, M., McCann, E., Bockrath, M., Lau, C.N. 12/2011 In: Nature Physics. 7, 12, p. 948-952. 5 p.
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Manifestation of LO-LA phonons in Raman scattering in graphene
Ferone, R., Wallbank, J.R., Zolyomi, V., McCann, E., Falko, V. 1/08/2011 In: Solid State Communications. 151, 16, p. 1071-1074. 4 p.
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Landau level spectra and the quantum Hall effect of multilayer graphene
Koshino, M., McCann, E. 27/04/2011 In: Physical Review B. 83, 16, 9 p.
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Comment on “Screening in gated bilayer graphene”
Fogler, M.M., McCann, E. 22/11/2010 In: Physical Review B. 82, 19, 4 p.
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Spin-orbit coupling and broken spin degeneracy in multilayer graphene
McCann, E., Koshino, M. 15/06/2010 In: Physical Review B. 81, 24, 4 p.
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Parity and valley degeneracy in multilayer graphene
Koshino, M., McCann, E. 12/03/2010 In: Physical Review B. 81, 11, 6 p.
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Electron-hole asymmetry and energy gaps in bilayer graphene
Mucha-Kruczynski, M., McCann, E., Falko, V. 4/03/2010
Literature review

Staying or going? Chirality decides!
McCann, E. 23/11/2009 In: Physics. 2, p. 98.
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Trigonal warping and Berry’s phase Npi in ABC-stacked multilayer graphene.
Koshino, M., McCann, E. 15/10/2009 In: Physical Review B. 80, 16, p. 165409.
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On spectral properties of bilayer graphene: the effect of an SiC substrate and infrared magneto-spectroscopy
Mucha Kruczynski, M., Abergel, D.S.L., McCann, E., Falko, V. 26/08/2009 In: Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter. 21, 34, 5 p.
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The influence of interlayer asymmetry on the magnetospectroscopy of bilayer graphene.
Mucha-Kruczynski, M., McCann, E., Falko, V. 07/2009 In: Solid State Communications. 149, 27-28, p. 1111-1116. 6 p.
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Pseudospin valve in bilayer graphene : towards graphene-based pseudospintronics.
San-Jose, P., Prada, E., McCann, E., Schomerus, H. 18/06/2009 In: Physical Review Letters. 102, 24, p. 247204.
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Gate-induced interlayer asymmetry in ABA-stacked trilayer graphene.
Koshino, M., McCann, E. 15/03/2009 In: Physical Review B. 79, 12, p. 125443.
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Tunable graphene system with two decoupled monolayers
Schmidt, H., Luedtke, T., Barthold, P., McCann, E., Falko, V., Haug, R.J. 27/10/2008 In: Applied Physics Letters. 93, 17, 3 p.
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Characterization of graphene through anisotropy of constant-energy maps in angle-resolved photoemission.
Mucha-Kruczyński, M., Tsyplyatyev, O., Grishin, A., McCann, E., Falko, V., Bostwick, A., Rotenberg, E. 15/05/2008 In: Physical Review B. 77, 19, p. 195403.
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Interlayer asymmetry gap in the electronic band structure of bilayer graphene.
McCann, E. 11/2007 In: physica status solidi (b). 244, 11, p. 4112-4117. 6 p.
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QHE and far infra-red properties of bilayer graphene in a strong magnetic field.
Abergel, D.S.L., McCann, E., Falko, V. 09/2007 In: European Physical Journal - Special Topics. 148, 1, p. 105-115. 11 p.
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The low energy electronic band structure of bilayer graphene.
McCann, E., Abergel, D.S.L., Falko, V. 09/2007 In: European Physical Journal - Special Topics. 148, 1, p. 91-103. 13 p.
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Weak localization in monolayer and bilayer graphene.
Kechedzhi, K., McCann, E., Falko, V., Suzuura, H., Ando, T., Altshuler, B.L. 09/2007 In: European Physical Journal - Special Topics. 148, 1, p. 39-54. 16 p.
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Electrons in bilayer graphene.
McCann, E., Abergel, D.S.L., Fal’ko, V.I. 07/2007 In: Solid State Communications. 143, 1-2, p. 110-115. 6 p.
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Weak localization in graphene.
Fal’ko, V.I., Kechedzhi, K., McCann, E., Altshuler, B.L., Suzuura, H., Ando, T. 07/2007 In: Solid State Communications. 143, 1-2, p. 33-38. 6 p.
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Influence of trigonal warping on interference effects in bilayer graphene
Kechedzhi, K., Falko, V.I., McCann, E., Altshuler, B.L. 27/04/2007 In: Physical Review Letters. 98, 17, 4 p.
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Weak localisation magnetoresistance and valley symmetry in graphene.
McCann, E., Kechedzhi, K., Fal’ko, V.I., Suzuura, H., Ando, T., Altshuler, B.L. 6/10/2006 In: Physical Review Letters. 97, 14, p. 146805.
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Asymmetry gap in the electronic band structure of bilayer graphene.
McCann, E. 10/2006 In: Physical Review B. 74, 16, p. 161403.
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Landau level degeneracy and quantum Hall effect in a graphite bilayer.
McCann, E., Fal’ko, V.I. 3/03/2006 In: Physical Review Letters. 96, 8, p. 086805.
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Unconventional quantum Hall effect and Berry’s phase 2pi in bilayer graphene.
Novoselov, K.S., McCann, E., Morozov, S.V., Fal’ko, V.I., Katsnelson, M.I., Zeitler, U., Jiang, D., Schedin, F., Geim, A.K. 03/2006 In: Nature Physics. 2, 3, p. 177-180. 4 p.
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Degeneracy breaking and intervalley scattering due to short-ranged impurities in finite single-wall carbon nanotubes.
McCann, E., Fal’ko, V.I. 15/02/2005 In: Physical Review B. 71, 8, p. 085415.
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Symmetry properties of impurities in metallic single-wall carbon nanotubes.
McCann, E., Falko, V.I. 10/10/2004 In: International Journal of Modern Physics B. 18, 23-24, p. 3195-3212. 18 p.
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Symmetry of boundary conditions of the Dirac equation for electrons in carbon nanotubes.
McCann, E., Fal’ko, V.I. 7/04/2004 In: Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter. 16, 13, p. 2371-2379. 9 p.
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A tunnel junction between a ferromagnet and a normal metal: magnon-assisted contribution to thermopower and conductance
McCann, E., Falko, V. 01/2004 In: Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials. 268, 1-2, p. 123-131. 9 p.
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Andreev reflection and subgap transport due to electron-magnon interactions in ferromagnet-superconductor junctions.
Tkachov, G., McCann, E., Falko, V. 10/11/2003 In: International Journal of Modern Physics B. 17, 28, p. 5001-5005. 5 p.
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Magnon-assisted transport and thermopower in ferromagnet-normal-metal tunnel junctions
McCann, E., Falko, V. 2003 In: Physical Review B. 68, 17, p. -. 4 p.
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Magnetothermopower and magnon-assisted transport in ferromagnetic tunnel junctions
McCann, E., Falko, V. 4/11/2002 In: Applied Physics Letters. 81, 19, p. 3609-3611. 3 p.
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Giant magnetothermopower of magnon-assisted transport in ferromagnetic tunnel junctions
McCann, E., Falko, V. 1/10/2002 In: Physical Review B. 66, 13, p. -. 8 p.
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Subgap transport in ferromagnet-superconductor junctions due to magnon-assisted Andreev reflection
Tkachov, G., McCann, E., Falko, V. 1/01/2002 In: Physical Review B. 65, 2, p. -. 15 p.
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Magnon-assisted Andreev transport across ferromagnet-superconductor junctions
McCann, E., Tkachov, G., Falko, V. 01/2002 In: Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures. 12, 1-4, p. 938-941. 4 p.
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Magnon-assisted Andreev reflection in a ferromagnet-superconductor junction
McCann, E., Falko, V. 11/2001 In: EPL. 56, 4, p. 583-589. 7 p.
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Correlation-function spectroscopy of inelastic lifetime in heavily doped GaAs heterostructures
Konemann, J., Konig, P., Schmidt, T., McCann, E., Falko, V., Haug, R.J. 15/10/2001 In: Physical Review B. 64, 15, p. -. 12 p.
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Parametric correlations of local density-of-states fluctuations in disordered pillars, wires and films
McCann, E., Falko, V. 6/08/2001 In: Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter. 13, 31, p. 6633-6648. 16 p.
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Energy dependence of quasi-particle relaxation in a disordered Fermi liquid.
Schmidt, T., König, P., McCann, E., Falko, V.I., Haug, R.J. 8/01/2001 In: Physical Review Letters. 86, 2, p. 276-279. 4 p.
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Local density of states probed by single electron tunneling
Konemann, J., Konig, P., Schmidt, T., McCann, E., Falko, V., Haug, R.J. 2001 In: Electronic Correlations: From Meso- to Nano-Physics. Les Ulis : E D P SCIENCES p. 283-286. 4 p. ISBN: 2-86883-570-8.
Conference contribution

Magnon-assisted Andreev reflection in a ferromagnet-superconductor junction
Falko, V., Tkachov, G., McCann, E. 2001 In: Electronic Correlations: From Meso- to Nano-Physics. Les Ulis : E D P SCIENCES p. 147-152. 6 p.
Paper

Measurement of the energy dependence of phase relaxation by single electron tunneling
Konig, P., Konemann, J., Schmidt, T., McCann, E., Falko, V., Haug, R.J. 2001 In: Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on the Physics of Semiconductors : Osaka, Japan, September 17-22, 2000 . Berlin : Springer Verlag p. 1337-1338. 2 p. ISBN: 3-540-41778-8.
Conference contribution

Weak localization correction to the ferromagnet-superconductor interface resistance
McCann, E., Falko, V., Volkov, A.F., Lambert, C.J. 2000 In: Physical Review B. 62, 9, p. 6015-6020. 6 p.
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