Optical phonons of graphene and nanotubes
Engineering Department, Cambridge University, 9 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0FA, UK
2 IMPMC, Universités Paris 6 et 7, CNRS, IPGP, 140 rue de Lourmel, 75015 Paris, France
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We review the optical phonon dispersions of graphene. In particular, we focus on the presence of two Kohn anomalies in the highest optical phonon branch at the and points of the Brillouin zone. We then show how graphene can be used as a model for the calculation of phonons in carbon nanotubes. Finally, we present the beyond Born-Oppenheimer corrections to their phonon dispersions. These are experimentally revealed in the Raman spectra of doped samples.
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