Quantum friction between oscillating crystal slabs: Graphene monolayers on dielectric substrates

Despoja, Vito and Echenique, Pedro M. and Šunjić, Marijan (2018) Quantum friction between oscillating crystal slabs: Graphene monolayers on dielectric substrates. Physical Review a, 98 (12). pp. 125405-20. ISSN 1098-0121

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Abstract

We present a theoretical description of energy transfer processes between two noncontact quasi-twodimensional crystals separated by distance a, oscillating with frequency ω0 and amplitude ρ0, and compare it with the case of two quasi-two-dimensional crystals in uniform parallel motion. We apply the theory to calculate van der Waals energy and dissipated energy in two oscillating slabs where each slab consists of a graphene monolayer deposited on SiO2 substrate. The graphene dielectric response is determined from first principles, and SiO2 surface response is described using empirical local dielectric function. We studied the modification of vdW attraction as a function of the driving frequency and graphene doping. We propose the idea of controlling the binding energy between two slabs by tuning the graphene dopings EFi and driving frequency ω0. We found simple ρ2 0 dependence of vdW and dissipated energy. As the Dirac plasmons of frequency ωp are the dominant channels through which the energy between slabs can be transferred, the dissipated power in equally doped EF1 = EF2 = 0 graphenes shows strong ω0 = 2ωp peak. This peak is substantially reduced when graphenes are deposited on the SiO2 substrate. If only one graphene is pristine (EFi = 0) the 2ωp peak disappears. For larger separations a the phononic losses also become important and the doping causes shifts, appearance, and disappearance of many peaks originating from resonant coupling between hybridized electronic/phononic excitations in graphene/substrate slabs.

Item Type: Article
Date: 2018
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics
Additional Information: © 2018 American Physical Society. Received 7 March 2018; revised manuscript received 7 August 2018; published 5 September 2018.
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Publisher: American Physical Society
Depositing User: Gordana Stubičan Ladešić
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2018 07:33
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2018 07:33
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/5854

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