Zone folding effect in Raman G-band intensity of twisted bilayer graphene
Dresselhaus, Mildred S.
Date of Issue2012
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
The G-band Raman intensity is calculated for twisted bilayer graphene as a function of laser excitation energy based on the extended tight binding method. Here we explicitly consider the electron-photon and electron-phonon matrix elements of twisted bilayer graphene to calculate the resonance Raman intensity. The G-band Raman intensity is sensitive to the laser excitation energy and the twisting angle between the layers as a result of folding the electronic energy band structure. The Van Hove energy singularity, which is an electron transition energy between the conduction and valence bands, depends on n−m of the twisting vector (n,m). The relative intensity of the G band as a function of twisting vectors is presented, which should be useful for the experimental identification of the twisting angle.
Physical Review B
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