Moving zero-gap Wannier-Mott excitons in graphene
1 Institute of Semiconductor Physics, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences Novosibirsk, 630090 Russia
2 Novosibirsk State University - Novosibirsk, 630090 Russia
Received: 29 March 2013
Accepted: 29 April 2013
We demonstrate the possibility of existence of indirect moving Wannier-Mott excitons in graphene. Electron-hole binding is conditioned by the trigonal warping of the conic energy spectrum. The binding energies are found for the lowest exciton states. These energies essentially depend on the value and direction of exciton momentum and vanish when the exciton momentum tends to the conic points. The ways to observe the exciton states are discussed. The opportunity of experimental observation of zero-gap excitons by means of external electron scattering is examined.
PACS: 73.22.Pr – Electronic structure of graphene / 71.35.-y – Excitons and related phenomena
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