Session BA: Graphene and Nanotubes: Experiment and Theory
8:30 AM–10:30 AM, Thursday, November 12, 2009
Chair: Laurie McNeil, University of North Carolina
Abstract ID: BAPS.2009.SES.BA.1
Abstract: BA.00001 : Massive Dirac fermions in sinle-layer graphene
8:30 AM–9:00 AM
Motivated by the results of recent photoemission and tunneling studies, we discuss potential many-body sources of a finite gap in the Dirac fermion spectrum of graphene. Specifically, we focus on the putative Peierls- and Cooper-like pairing instabilities which can be driven by sufficiently strong Coulomb and electron-phonon interactions, respectively. Our results compare favorably with the available experimental and Monte Carlo data.
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