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dc.contributor.advisorKindermann, Markus
dc.contributor.authorSpitz, Stephen Tyler
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-31T18:15:27Z
dc.date.available2018-05-31T18:15:27Z
dc.date.created2018-05
dc.date.issued2018-04-05
dc.date.submittedMay 2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/59896
dc.description.abstractFor the past decade, graphene has been among the most heavily researched materials in condensed matter physics. In particular, its unusual electronic properties have spurred researchers to investigate new applications and theoretical insights. In this thesis, we focus on a system consisting of two sheets of graphene at a relative twist angle. The physics of this system has proved surprisingly rich and non-trivial. We summarize the current state of theoretical work on this system and extend this theory to cover a new twist angle regime, finding an exotic flat band state in the process. Finally, we investigate the possiblity of Peierls-like transitions in all regimes.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technology
dc.subjectGraphene
dc.subjectTwisted bilayer graphene
dc.subjectCommensuration
dc.titleGraphene near commensuration
dc.typeDissertation
dc.description.degreePh.D.
dc.contributor.departmentPhysics
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
dc.contributor.committeeMemberFirst, Phillip N.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberZangwill, Andrew
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPustilnik, Michael
dc.contributor.committeeMemberShort, Martin
dc.date.updated2018-05-31T18:15:27Z


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