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Title: Massless Fermions in multilayer graphitic systems with misoriented layers.

Abstract

We examine how the misorientation of a few stacked graphene layers affects the electronic structure of carbon nanosystems. We present ab initio calculations on bilayer and trilayer systems to demonstrate that the massless fermion behavior typical of single-layered graphene is also found in incommensurate multilayered graphitic systems. We also investigate the consequences of this property on experimental fingerprints, such as Raman spectroscopy and scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). Our simulations reveal that STM images of turbostratic few-layer graphite are sensitive to the layer arrangement. We also predict that the resonant Raman signals of graphitic samples are more sensitive to the orientation of the layers than to their number.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. Facultes Univeritaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Belgium
  2. ORNL
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
953175
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review B; Journal Volume: 76; Journal Issue: 20
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; CARBON; ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE; FERMIONS; GRAPHITE; ORIENTATION; RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY; SCANNING TUNNELING MICROSCOPY

Citation Formats

Latil, Sylvain, Meunier, Vincent, and Henrard, Luc. Massless Fermions in multilayer graphitic systems with misoriented layers.. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.76.201402.
Latil, Sylvain, Meunier, Vincent, & Henrard, Luc. Massless Fermions in multilayer graphitic systems with misoriented layers.. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.76.201402.
Latil, Sylvain, Meunier, Vincent, and Henrard, Luc. Mon . "Massless Fermions in multilayer graphitic systems with misoriented layers.". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.76.201402.
@article{osti_953175,
title = {Massless Fermions in multilayer graphitic systems with misoriented layers.},
author = {Latil, Sylvain and Meunier, Vincent and Henrard, Luc},
abstractNote = {We examine how the misorientation of a few stacked graphene layers affects the electronic structure of carbon nanosystems. We present ab initio calculations on bilayer and trilayer systems to demonstrate that the massless fermion behavior typical of single-layered graphene is also found in incommensurate multilayered graphitic systems. We also investigate the consequences of this property on experimental fingerprints, such as Raman spectroscopy and scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). Our simulations reveal that STM images of turbostratic few-layer graphite are sensitive to the layer arrangement. We also predict that the resonant Raman signals of graphitic samples are more sensitive to the orientation of the layers than to their number.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevB.76.201402},
journal = {Physical Review B},
number = 20,
volume = 76,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}