Electronic thermal property of graphite

Shih Yang Lin, Yen Hung Ho, Feng Lin Shyu, Ming Fa Lin

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The interlayer atomic interactions determine the low-lying band structure of graphite and thus the electronic specific heat. Simple hexagonal graphite presents the greatest specific heat and exhibits a linear temperature-dependence due to the nearly constant density of states. Bernal graphite deviates from the linear T-dependence as temperature is above 100 K. Rhombohedral graphite shows the linear dependence only in the low temperature range, and is revealed to have the lowest specific heat. In addition, monolayer graphene has a T-square dependence. These significant differences in thermal property originate from the stacking symmetry.

Original languageEnglish
Article number074603
JournalJournal of the Physical Society of Japan
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jul 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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