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The excitation spectrum in the region of the intraband (Dirac plasmon) and interband (π plasmon) plasmons in graphene/Pt-skin terminated Pt 3 Ni (111) is reproduced by using an ab-initio method and an empirical model. The results of both methods are compared with experimental data. We discover that metallic screening by the Pt layer converts the square-root dispersion of the Dirac plasmon into a linear acoustic-like plasmon dispersion. In the long-wavelength limit, the Pt d electron excitations completely quench the π plasmon in graphene at about 4.1 eV, that is replaced by a broad peak at about 6 eV. Owing to a rather large graphene/Pt-skin separation (≈ 3.3 Å), the graphene/Pt-skin hybridization becomes weak at larger wave vectors, so that the π plasmon is recovered with a dispersion as in a free-standing graphene. View Full-Text
Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Publication date: 
1 Apr 2020

Vito Despoja, Ivan Radović, Antonio Politano, Zoran L Mišković

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Volume: 10 Issue: 4 Pages: 703