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Plasmons in Holographic Graphene

by Ulf Gran, Marcus Tornsö, Tobias Zingg

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As Contributors: Ulf Gran · Tobias Zingg
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Date submitted: 2019-07-09
Submitted by: Gran, Ulf
Submitted to: SciPost Physics
Domain(s): Theor. & Comp.
Subject area: High-Energy Physics - Theory


We demonstrate how self-sourced collective modes - of which the plasmon is a prominent example due to its relevance in modern technological applications - are identified in strongly correlated systems described by holographic Maxwell theories. The characteristic $\omega \propto \sqrt{k}$ plasmon dispersion for 2D materials, such as graphene, naturally emerges from this formalism. We also demonstrate this by constructing the first holographic model containing this feature. This provides new insight into modeling such systems from a holographic point of view, bottom-up and top-down alike. Beyond that, this method provides a general framework to compute the dynamical charge response of strange metals, which has recently become experimentally accessible due to the novel technique of momentum-resolved electron energy-loss spectroscopy~(M-EELS). This framework therefore opens up the exciting possibility of testing holographic models for strange metals against actual experimental data.

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Submission 1804.02284v4 on 9 July 2019

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