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There are few phenomena in condensed matter physics that are defined only by the fundamental constants and do not depend on material parameters. Examples are the resistivity quantum, h/e2 (h is Planck's constant and e the electron charge), that appears in a variety of transport experiments and the magnetic flux quantum, h/e, playing an important role in the(More)
Recent developments in the emerging field of plasmonics in graphene and other Dirac systems are reviewed and a comprehensive introduction to the standard models and techniques is given. In particular, we discuss intrinsic plasmon excitation of single and bilayer graphene via hydrodynamic equations and the random phase approximation, but also comment on(More)
The photoresponse of graphene at mid-infrared frequencies is of high technological interest and is governed by fundamentally different underlying physics than the photoresponse at visible frequencies, as the energy of the photons and substrate phonons involved have comparable energies. Here, we perform a spectrally resolved study of the graphene(More)
We compute the DC and the optical conductivity of graphene for finite values of the chemical potential by taking into account the effect of disorder, due to mid-gap states (unitary scatterers) and charged impurities, and the effect of both optical and acoustic phonons. The disorder due to mid-gap states is treated in the coherent potential approximation(More)
We analyze interaction effects on boundary states of single layer graphene. Near a half filled band, both short- and long-ranged interactions lead to a fully spin-polarized configuration. In addition, the band of boundary states acquires a finite dispersion as a function of the momentum parallel to the edge, induced by the interactions. Away from half(More)
We compute the phase diagram of a biased graphene bilayer. The existence of a ferromagnetic phase is discussed with respect to both carrier density and temperature. We find that the ferromagnetic transition is first-order, lowering the value of U relatively to the usual Stoner criterion. We show that in the ferromagnetic phase the two planes have unequal(More)
We theoretically study absorption by an undoped graphene layer decorated with arrays of small particles. We discuss periodic and random arrays within a common formalism, which predicts a maximum absorption of 50% for suspended graphene in both cases. The limits of weak and strong scatterers are investigated, and an unusual dependence on particle-graphene(More)
The simplest tight-binding model is used to study lattice effects on two properties of doped graphene: (i) magnetic orbital susceptibility and (ii) regular Friedel oscillations, both suppressed in the usual Dirac cone approximation. (i) An exact expression for the tight-binding magnetic susceptibility is obtained, leading to orbital paramagnetism in(More)
Optical reflection microscopy is one of the main imaging tools to visualize graphene microstructures. Here is reported a novel method that employs refractive index optimization in an optical reflection microscope, which greatly improves the visibility of graphene flakes. To this end, an immersion liquid with a refractive index that is close to that of the(More)
The charge susceptibility of twisted bilayer graphene is investigated in the Dirac cone, respectively, random-phase approximation. For small enough twist angles θ ≲ 2°, we find weakly Landau damped interband plasmons, that is, collective excitonic modes that exist in the undoped material with an almost constant energy dispersion. In this regime, the loss(More)