Two-dimensional and π plasmon spectra in pristine and doped graphene

Despoja, Vito and Novko, Dino and Dekanić, Krešimir and Šunjić, Marijan and Marušić, Leonardo (2013) Two-dimensional and π plasmon spectra in pristine and doped graphene. Physical Review B, 87 (7). pp. 75447-10. ISSN 1098-0121

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Abstract

The spectra of electronic excitations in graphene are calculated using first principles time-dependent density functional theory formalism, and used to obtain π and π+σ plasmon dispersion curves. The spectra and dispersion are in excellent agreement with recent experimental results, and they are used to investigate the anisotropy and splitting of a π plasmon, which has also been experimentally verified. The high accuracy of this calculation enabled the discovery of some different features in the spectra, especially the ΓM-ΓK anisotropy of the two-dimensional (2D) plasmon dispersion curve, which qualitatively agrees with recent experimental results. Our ab initio 2D plasmon dispersion curves are compared with the ones obtained in some recently proposed 2D models. They show strong disagreement with the dispersion curve obtained using a simple one-band 2D theory, as well as some discrepancies with respect to the commonly used Das Sarma et al.'s dispersion curve, even in the isotropic region. Excellent agreement of the calculated spectrum in pristine graphene with the electron energy loss spectroscopy spectrum measured for lower momentum transfers is demonstrated.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: doped graphene ; pristine graphene ; π plasmon spectra ; surface ; excitations ; phase ; films ; ions ; gas
Date: February 2013
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics
Additional Information: Copyright (2013) by the American Physical Society.
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Publisher: American Physical Society
Depositing User: Gordana Stubičan Ladešić
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2014 13:13
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2014 13:13
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/2216

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