Using density functional theory calculations we investigate the electronic structure of graphene doped by deposition of foreign atoms. We demonstrate that, as the charge transfer to the graphene layer increases, the band structure of the pristine graphene sheet is substantially affected. This is particularly relevant when Ca atoms are deposed on graphene at Ca C6 stoichiometry. Similarly to what happens in superconducting graphite intercalated compounds, a Ca band occurs at the Fermi level. Its hybridization with the C states generates a strong nonlinearity in one of the π* bands below the Fermi level, at energies comparable to the graphene E2g phonon frequency. This strong nonlinearity, and not many-body effects as previously proposed, explains the large and anisotropic values of the apparent electron-phonon coupling measured in angular resolved photoemission. © 2007 The American Physical Society.

Electronic structure of heavily doped graphene: The role of foreign atom states / Calandra, M.; Mauri, F.. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW. B, CONDENSED MATTER AND MATERIALS PHYSICS. - ISSN 1098-0121. - 76:16(2007). [10.1103/PhysRevB.76.161406]

Electronic structure of heavily doped graphene: The role of foreign atom states

Calandra M.;
2007-01-01

Abstract

Using density functional theory calculations we investigate the electronic structure of graphene doped by deposition of foreign atoms. We demonstrate that, as the charge transfer to the graphene layer increases, the band structure of the pristine graphene sheet is substantially affected. This is particularly relevant when Ca atoms are deposed on graphene at Ca C6 stoichiometry. Similarly to what happens in superconducting graphite intercalated compounds, a Ca band occurs at the Fermi level. Its hybridization with the C states generates a strong nonlinearity in one of the π* bands below the Fermi level, at energies comparable to the graphene E2g phonon frequency. This strong nonlinearity, and not many-body effects as previously proposed, explains the large and anisotropic values of the apparent electron-phonon coupling measured in angular resolved photoemission. © 2007 The American Physical Society.
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Calandra, M.; Mauri, F.
Electronic structure of heavily doped graphene: The role of foreign atom states / Calandra, M.; Mauri, F.. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW. B, CONDENSED MATTER AND MATERIALS PHYSICS. - ISSN 1098-0121. - 76:16(2007). [10.1103/PhysRevB.76.161406]
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