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Collision-dominated hydrodynamics in graphene

Speaker: 
Boris Narozhny (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Germany)
Date: 
Wed, 14/10/2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Physics Conference Room (S11-02-07)
Host: 
Shaffique Adam
Event Type: 
Seminars

Abstract

We present an effective hydrodynamic theory of electronic transport in graphene in the interaction-dominated regime. We derive the emergent hydrodynamic description from the microscopic Boltzmann kinetic equation taking into account dissipation due to Coulomb interaction and find the viscosity of Dirac fermions in graphene for arbitrary densities. The viscous terms have a dramatic effect on transport coefficients in clean samples at high temperatures. Within linear response, we show that viscosity manifests itself in the nonlocal conductivity as well as dispersion of hydrodynamic plasmons. Beyond linear response, we apply the derived nonlinear hydrodynamics to the problem of hot-spot relaxation in graphene.

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