Determination of the electronic structure of bilayer graphene from infrared spectroscopy results

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We present an experimental study of the infrared conductivity, transmission, and reflection of a gated bilayer graphene and their theoretical analysis within the Slonczewski-Weiss-McClure (SWMc) model. The infrared response is shown to be governed by the interplay of the interband and the intraband transitions among the four bands of the bilayer. The position of the main conductivity peak at thecharge-neutrality point is determined by the interlayer tunneling frequency. The shift of this peak as a function of the gate voltage gives information about less known parameters of the SWMc model such as those responsible for the electron-hole and sublattice asymmetries. ... continued below

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Zhang, L. M.; Li, Z. Q.; Basov, D. N.; Fogler, M. M.; Hao, Z. & Martin, Michael C. November 12, 2008.

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We present an experimental study of the infrared conductivity, transmission, and reflection of a gated bilayer graphene and their theoretical analysis within the Slonczewski-Weiss-McClure (SWMc) model. The infrared response is shown to be governed by the interplay of the interband and the intraband transitions among the four bands of the bilayer. The position of the main conductivity peak at thecharge-neutrality point is determined by the interlayer tunneling frequency. The shift of this peak as a function of the gate voltage gives information about less known parameters of the SWMc model such as those responsible for the electron-hole and sublattice asymmetries. These parameter values are shown to be consistent with recent electronic structure calculations for the bilayer graphene and the SWMc parameters commonly used for the bulk graphite.

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  • Journal Name: Physical Review B; Journal Volume: 78; Journal Issue: 23; Related Information: Journal Publication Date: December 3, 2008

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Zhang, L. M.; Li, Z. Q.; Basov, D. N.; Fogler, M. M.; Hao, Z. & Martin, Michael C. Determination of the electronic structure of bilayer graphene from infrared spectroscopy results, article, November 12, 2008; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc932122/: accessed June 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.