We investigate the local electron temperature distribution in graphene nanoribbon and graphene junctions subject to an applied thermal gradient. Using a realistic model of a scanning thermal microscope, we predict quantum temperature oscillations whose wavelength is related to that of Friedel oscillations. Experimentally this wavelength can be tuned over several orders of magnitude by gating or doping, bringing quantum temperature oscillations within reach of the spatial resolution of existing measurement techniques.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 5 2015|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics