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Paper   IPM / P / 11373
School of Physics
  Title:   Drude Weight, Plasmon Despersion, and Optical Response in Doped Graphene Sheets
1.  S . Abedinpour
2.  M. Polini
3.  A.H. MacDonald
4.  G. Vignale
  Status:   Preprint
  Year:  2010
  Supported by:  IPM
Plasmon in ordinary electron liquids are collective excitations whose long-wavelength limit is a rigid center-of-mass motion with a dispersion relation that is, as a consequence of Galileian invariance, unrenormalized by many-body effects. The long-wavelength plasmin frequency is related by the f-sum rule to the integral of the conductivity over the electron-liquid's Drude peak, implying that transport properties also tend not to have important electron-electron interaction renormalizations. In this article we demonstrate that the palsmon frequency and Drude weight of the electronliquid in a doped graphene sheet - which - is described by a massless Dirac Hamiltonian and not invariant under ordinary Galileian boosts-are strongly renormalized even in the long-wavelength limit. This effect is not captured by the Random Phase Approximation (RPA), commonly used to describe electron fluids. It is due to the coupling between the center of mass motion and the pseudo-spin degree of freedom of the massless Dirac fermions. We show that this coupling enhances both the plasmon frequency and the Drude weight relative to the RPA value. Our predictions can be checked using inelastic light scattering or infrared spectroscopy.

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