We evaluate the optical reflectivity for a uniaxially strained graphene single layer between a SiO2 substrate and air. A tight binding model for the band dispersion of graphene is employed. As a function of strain modulus and direction, graphene may traverse one of several electronic topological transitions, characterized by a change of topology of its Fermi line. This results in features in the conductivity within the optical range, which might be observable experimentally.
Taylor & Francis
1 Sep 2009
Volume: 29 Issue: 4 Pages: 98-101
High Pressure Research