Flexural phonons in free-standing graphene
von Oppen, Felix
Physical Review Letters
American Physical Society
Rotation and reflection symmetries impose that out-of-plane (flexural) phonons of freestanding graphene membranes have a quadratic dispersion at long wavelength and can be excited by charge carriers in pairs only. As a result, we find that flexural phonons dominate the phonon contribution to the resistivity rho below a crossover temperature T(x) where we obtain an anomalous temperature dependence rho proportional, variantT(5/2)lnT. The logarithmic factor arises from renormalizations of the flexural-phonon dispersion due to coupling between bending and stretching degrees of freedom of the membrane.
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Vol. 100 (7), article 076801
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