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Mon 12 May, at 12:00 - Seminar Room T2

Electron–phonon coupling in heavily doped graphene: Photoemission study

A.V. Fedorov
Universität zu Köln, Germany and IFW Dresden, Germany and St. Petersburg State University, Russia

Electron–phonon coupling and the emergence of superconductivity in intercalated graphite have been studied extensively. Yet, phonon-mediated superconductivity has never been observed in the 2D equivalent of these materials, doped monolayer graphene. In this order we perform angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy to try to find an electron donor for graphene that is capable of inducing strong electron–phonon coupling and superconductivity. We examine the widely spread electron donor species Cs, Rb, K, Na, Li, Ca and for each we determine the full electronic band structure, the Eliashberg function and the superconducting critical temperature Tc from the spectral function [1,2]. An unexpected low-energy peak appears for all dopants with an energy and intensity that depend on the dopant atom. We show that this peak is the result of a dopant-related vibration. The low energy and high intensity of this peak are crucially important for achieving superconductivity. 1. D. Haberer, L. Petaccia, A.V. Fedorov, C.S. Praveen, S. Fabris, S. Piccinin, O. Vilkov, D.V. Vyalikh, A. Preobrajenski, N.I. Verbitskiy, H. Shiozawa, J. Fink, M. Knupfer, B. Büchner, and A. Grüneis, Anisotropic Eliashberg function and electron-phonon coupling in doped graphene, Phys. Rev. B 88, 081401(R) (2013). 2. A.V. Fedorov, N.I. Verbitskiy, D. Haberer, C. Struzzi, L. Petaccia, D. Usachov, O.Y. Vilkov, D.V. Vyalikh, J. Fink, M. Knupfer, B. Büchner, and A. Grüneis, Observation of a universal donor-dependent vibrational mode in graphene, Nature Commun. 5, 3257 (2014).

(Referer: L. Petaccia)
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