Quasi-particle spectrum and density of electronic states in AA- and AB-stacked bilayer graphene
Department of Applied Science and Engineering, Indian
Institute of Technology Roorkee, Saharanpur Campus, 247001
Received in final form: 19 January 2013
Published online: 25 March 2013
The present work deals with the analysis of the quasi-particle spectrum and the density of states of monolayer and bilayer (AB- and AA-stacked) graphene. The tight binding Hamiltonian containing nearest-neighbor and next-nearest neighbor hopping and onsite Coulomb interaction within two triangular sub-lattice approach for monolayer graphene, along-with the interlayer coupling parameter for bilayer graphene has been employed. The expressions of quasi-particle energies and the density of states (DOS) are obtained within mean-field Green’s function equations of motion approach. It is found that next-nearest-neighbour intralayer hopping introduce asymmetry in the electronic states above and below the zero point energy in monolayer and bilayer (AA- and AB-stacked) graphene. The behavior of electronic states in monolayer and bilayer graphene is different and highly influenced by interlayer coupling and Coulomb interaction. It has been pointed out that the interlayer coupling splits the quasi-particle peak in density of states while the Coulomb interaction suppresses the bilayer splitting and generates a gap at Fermi level in both AA- and AB-stacked bilayer graphene. The theoretically obtained quasi-particle energies and density of states in monolayer and bilayer (AA- and AB-stacked) graphene has been viewed in terms of recent ARPES and STM data on these systems.
Key words: Mesoscopic and Nanoscale Systems
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