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Moving gapless indirect excitons in monolayer graphene

Mahmood Mahmoodian* and Matvey Entin

Author Affiliations

Institute of Semiconductor Physics, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, 630090, Russia

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Nanoscale Research Letters 2012, 7:599  doi:10.1186/10.1186/1556-276X-7-599

Published: 30 October 2012

Abstract

The existence of moving indirect excitons in monolayer graphene is theoretically evidenced in the envelope-function approximation. The excitons are formed from electrons and holes near the opposite conic points. The electron-hole binding is conditioned by the trigonal warping of the electron spectrum. It is stated that the exciton exists in some sectors of the exciton momentum space and has the strong trigonal warping of the spectrum.

Keywords:
Monolayer graphene; Exciton; Energy spectrum; Optical absorption; Specific heat; 71.35.-y; 73.22.Lp; 73.22.Pr; 78.67.Wj; 65.80.Ck