FM 9-2011 (arXiv:1110.2988)

Authors: Alessandro Giuliani, Vieri Mastropietro

Title: Exact RG computation of the optical conductivity of graphene
Abstract: The optical conductivity of a system of electrons on the honeycomb lattice interacting through an electromagnetic field is computed by truncated exact Renormalization Group (RG) methods. We find that the conductivity has the universal value pi/2 times the conductivity quantum up to negligible corrections vanishing as a power law in the limit of low frequencies.

Keywords: graphene, conductivity, Ward identities, renormalization group, lattice gauge symmetry

Alessandro Giuliani
Dipartimento di Matematica
Università di Roma Tre
L.go S. Leonardo Murialdo 1, 00146 Roma - Italy
e-mail: giuliani AT mat DOT uniroma3 DOT it

Vieri Mastropietro
Dipartimento di Matematica
Università di Roma Tor Vergata
V.le della Ricerca Scientifica 1, 00133 Roma - Italy
e-mail: mastropi AT mat DOT uniroma2 DOT it