"Relativistic Dynamics of Graphene"
Relatore: Prof Gordon Semenoff- University of British Columbia
13 Maggio 2008 ore 15.30
|Only a few years after graphene, a one atom thick
layer of graphite, was produced in the laboratory,
it has captured widespread attention among the basic
science and technology communities. Graphene is a
semi-metal whose elementary excitations resemble
relativistic Dirac fermions with zero rest mass.
This makes it a fascinating testing ground for some
fundamental ideas in quantum field theory as well as
a rich source of new condensed matter phenomena.
In this Seminar I will review the basic properties of
graphene and describe the latest developments in one of
the fastest growing fields in condensed matter research.