Many-body effects on graphene conductivity: Quantum Monte Carlo calculations
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SourcePhysical Review B, 94, 8, (2016), pp. 7-14
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Theory of Condensed Matter
Physical Review B
SubjectTheory of Condensed Matter
Optical conductivity of graphene is studied using quantum Monte Carlo calculations. We start from a Euclidean current- current correlator and extract sigma(omega) from Green-Kubo relations using the Backus-Gilbert method. Calculations were performed both for long-range interactions and taking into account only the contact term. In both cases we vary interaction strength and study its influence on optical conductivity. We compare our results with previous theoretical calculations choosing omega approximate to kappa, thus working in the region of the plateau in sigma(omega) which corresponds to optical conductivity of Dirac quasiparticles. No dependence of optical conductivity on interaction strength is observed unless we approach the antiferromagnetic phase transition in the case of an artificially enhanced contact term. Our results strongly support previous theoretical studies that claimed very weak regularization of graphene conductivity.
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