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Discrete Gauge Fields for Graphene Membranes under Mechanical Strain

  • James V. Sloan (a1), Alejandro A. Pacheco Sanjuan (a2), Zhengfei Wang (a3), Cedric M. Horvath (a1) and Salvador Barraza-Lopez (a1)...

Mechanical strain creates strong gauge fields in graphene, offering the possibility of controlling its electronic properties. We developed a gauge field theory on a honeycomb lattice valid beyond first-order continuum elasticity. Along the way, we resolve a recent controversy on the theory of strain engineering in graphene: there are no K-point dependent gauge fields.

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