The Physics of Graphene

The Physics of Graphene

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Leading graphene research theorist Mikhail I. Katsnelson systematically presents the basic concepts of graphene physics in this fully revised second edition. The author illustrates and explains basic concepts such as Berry phase, scaling, Zitterbewegung, Kubo, Landauer and Mori formalisms in quantum kinetics, chirality, plasmons, commensurate-incommensurate transitions and many others. Open issues and unsolved problems introduce the reader to the latest developments in the field. New achievements and topics presented include the basic concepts of Van der Waals heterostructures, many-body physics of graphene, electronic optics of Dirac electrons, hydrodynamics of electron liquid and the mechanical properties of one atom-thick membranes. Building on an undergraduate-level knowledge of quantum and statistical physics and solid-state theory, this is an important graduate textbook for students in nanoscience, nanotechnology and condensed matter. For physicists and material scientists working in related areas, this is an excellent introduction to the fast-growing field of graphene science.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 436 pages
  • 178 x 253 x 24mm | 1,000g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • Worked examples or Exercises; 62 Halftones, black and white; 82 Line drawings, black and white
  • 1108471641
  • 9781108471640

Table of contents

Preface to the second edition; Preface to the first edition; 1. The electronic structure of ideal graphene; 2. Electron states in a magnetic field; 3. Quantum transport via evanescent waves; 4. The Klein paradox and chiral tunnelling; 5. Edges, nanoribbons and quantum dots; 6. Point defects; 7. Optics and response functions; 8. The Coulomb problem; 9. Crystal lattice dynamics, structure and thermodynamics; 10. Gauge fields and strain engineering; 11. Scattering mechanisms and transport properties; 12. Spin effects and magnetism; 13. Graphene on hexagonal boron nitride; 14. Twisted bilayer graphene; 15. Many-body effects in graphene; References; Index.
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Review quote

'This is an excellent text on the theory of graphene. The book deserves a place on the shelf of any researcher into the theory of graphene.' A. H. Harker, Contemporary Physics
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About Mikhail I. Katsnelson

Mikhail I. Katsnelson is a professor of theoretical physics at Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen. He is a recipient of the Spinoza Prize and the Hamburg Prize for Theoretical Physics. He is an elected member of the Academia Europaea, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Royal Society of Sciences at Uppsala, and is a knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion.
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