Time-dependent density functional theory of coupled electronic lattice motion in quasi-two-dimensional crystals

Vladimir U. Nazarov, Fahhad Alharbi, Timothy S. Fisher, Sabre Kais

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Electron-holes, phonons, and plasmons come in close proximity to each other in the low-energy range of the excitation spectrum of two-dimensional (2D) crystals, breaking the validity of the weakly interacting-quasiparticles picture. By including the lattice oscillations into the scheme of time-dependent density-functional theory, we open a pathway to the ab initio treatment of the coupled low-energy excitations in 2D crystals. With the use of graphene as an important test system, we find the strong coupling of the elementary excitations, giving rise to new hybrid collective modes. The total (including both the electronic and ionic response) dielectric function εtot(ω) is constructed and the picture of the low-energy excitation spectrum of graphene is redrawn.

Original languageEnglish
Article number195423
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 19 May 2014


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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