Graphene  Vol.2 No.4 , October 2013
Observation of Electron-Phonon Couplings and Fano Re-sonances in Epitaxial Bilayer Graphene
ABSTRACT

The results of optical investigation of hydrogenated epitaxial bilayer graphene are presented. A softening and an increase of the intensity of the in-plane anti-symmetric phonon mode are observed at 0.2eV. It is suggested that they both originate from coupling of the optically active phonon mode to virtual electronic transitions, which is related to the band structure of bilayer graphene and leads to the “charged phonon” effect. In addition, it is noted that optically active phonon peaks have pronounced Fano shapelines. It is argued that the Fano shapeline is attributed to the interaction of the phonon mode with a continuum of electronic transitions in valence bands of hydrogenated bilayer graphene.


Cite this paper
J. M. Baranowski, M. Mozdzonek, P. Dabrowski, K. Grodecki, P. Osewski, W. Kozlowski, M. Kopciuszynski and W. Strupinski, "Observation of Electron-Phonon Couplings and Fano Re-sonances in Epitaxial Bilayer Graphene," Graphene, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2013, pp. 115-120. doi: 10.4236/graphene.2013.24017.
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