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Some aspects of graphene physics (1)
Gilles Montambaux
montambaux AT lps DOT u-psud DOT fr
LPS Paris Sud
le Tuesday 23 November 2010 à 11h00
Amphi 7 (FST)
Graphene is a perfect 2D crystal which, not so long ago, was considered as a hypothetical material. Since its discovery in 2004, it has become a playground for many condensed-matter physicists, essentially because it is strictly two-dimensional and it offers a simple realization of relativistic massless particles. In this set of lectures, I will try to cover parts of the following topics:
(1) Introduction : History, fabrication, first experiments
Electronic structure : Tight-binding spectrum, structure of wave functions, density of states, Landau levels
Dirac equation : Linearized Hamiltonian, Berry phase, Absence of backscattering, Klein tunnelling
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