We investigate the doping of AA-stacked graphene bilayers. By applying a mean field theory at zero temperature we find that, at half-filling, the bilayer is an antiferromagnetic insulator. Upon doping, the homogeneous phase becomes unstable with respect to phase separation. The separated phases are undoped antiferromagnetic insulator and metal with a nonzero concentration of charge carriers. At sufficiently high doping, the insulating areas shrink and disappear, and the system becomes a homogeneous metal. The conductivity changes drastically upon doping, so the bilayer may be used as a switch in electronic devices. The effects of finite temperature are also discussed.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 4 Mar 2013|