Plasmons in holographic graphene
Journal article, 2020

We demonstrate how self-sourced collective modes - of which the plasmon is a prominent example due to its relevance in modern technological applications - are identified in strongly correlated systems described by holographic Maxwell theories. The characteristic ω ∝ pk plasmon dispersion for 2D materials, such as graphene, naturally emerges from this formalism. We also demonstrate this by constructing the first holographic model containing this feature. This provides new insight into modeling such systems from a holographic point of view, bottom-up and top-down alike. Beyond that, this method provides a general framework to compute the dynamical charge response of strange metals, which has recently become experimentally accessible due to the novel technique of momentum-resolved electron energy-loss spectroscopy (M-EELS). This framework therefore opens up the exciting possibility of testing holographic models for strange metals against actual experimental data.

string theory


condensed matter physics






Ulf Gran

Chalmers, Physics, Subatomic, High Energy and Plasma Physics

Marcus Tornsö

Chalmers, Physics, Subatomic, High Energy and Plasma Physics

T. Zingg

Stockholm University

University of Helsinki

SciPost Physics

25424653 (eISSN)

Vol. 8 6 093

Applied String Theory - Holographic Methods for Strongly Coupled Systems

Swedish Research Council (VR) (2015-04368), 2016-01-01 -- 2019-12-31.

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Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics

Other Physics Topics

Condensed Matter Physics



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