Screening in graphene antidot lattices

M. H. Schultz*, A. P. Jauho, T. G. Pedersen

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We compute the dynamical polarization function for a graphene antidot lattice in the random-phase approximation. The computed polarization functions display a much more complicated structure than what is found for pristine graphene (even when evaluated beyond the Dirac-cone approximation); this reflects the miniband structure and the associated van Hove singularities of the antidot lattice. The polarization functions depend on the azimuthal angle of the q vector. We develop approximations to ease the numerical work and critically evaluate the performance of the various schemes. We also compute the plasmon dispersion law and find an approximate square-root dependence with a suppressed plasmon frequency as compared to doped graphene. The plasmon dispersion is nearly isotropic and the developed approximation schemes agree well with the full calculation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number045428
JournalPhysical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics)
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jul 2011
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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