Document Type

Article

Department/Program

Physics

Journal Title

Physical Review Letters

Pub Date

2012

Volume

109

Issue

9

Abstract

We study quantum transport in Dirac materials with a single fermionic Dirac cone (strong topological insulators and graphene in the absence of intervalley coupling) in the presence of non-Gaussian long-range disorder. We show, by directly calculating numerically the conductance fluctuations, that in the limit of very large system size and disorder strength, quantum transport becomes universal. However, a systematic deviation away from universality is obtained for realistic system parameters. By comparing our results to existing experimental data on 1/f noise, we suggest that many of the graphene samples studied to date are in a nonuniversal crossover regime of conductance fluctuations.

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.096801

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