Indexed on: 18 Jul '16Published on: 18 Jul '16Published in: Physics - Mesoscopic Systems and Quantum Hall Effect
Graphene on hexagonal boron-nitride (h-BN) is an atomically flat conducting system that is ideally suited for probing the effect of Zeeman splitting on electron transport. We demonstrate by magneto-transport measurements that a parallel magnetic field up to 30 Tesla does not affect the transport properties of graphene on h-BN even at charge neutrality where such an effect is expected to be maximal. The only magnetoresistance detected at low carrier concentrations is shown to be associated with a small perpendicular component of the field which cannot be fully eliminated in the experiment. Despite the high mobility of charge carries at low temperatures, we argue that the effects of Zeeman splitting are fully masked by electrostatic potential fluctuations at charge neutrality.