Basic Physics of Functionalized Graphite

  • Pablo D. Esquinazi

Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 244)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Oleg V. Yazyev
    Pages 1-24
  3. Hendrik Ohldag
    Pages 25-44
  4. Benoît Fauqué, Kamran Behnia
    Pages 77-96
  5. Eduardo C. Marino, Lizardo H. C. M. Nunes
    Pages 97-122
  6. Tero T. Heikkilä, Grigory E. Volovik
    Pages 123-143
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 181-185

About this book


This book summarizes the basic physics of graphite and newly discovered phenomena in this material. The book contains the knowledge needed to understand novel properties of functionalized graphite demonstrating the occurrence of remarkable phenomena in disordered graphite and graphite-based heterostructures. It also discusses applications of thin graphitic samples in future electronics.
Graphite consists of a stack of nearly decoupled two-dimensional graphene planes. Because of the low dimensionality and the presence of Dirac fermions, much of graphite physics resembles that of graphene. On the other hand, the multi-layered nature of the graphite structure together with structural and/or chemical disorder are responsible for phenomena that are not observed yet in graphene, such as ferromagnetic order and superconductivity. Each chapter was written by one or more experts in the field whose contributions were relevant in the (re)discovery of (un)known phenomena in graphite. The book is intended as reference for beginners and experts in the field, introducing them to many aspects of the new physics of graphite, with a fresh overview of recently found phenomena and the theoretical frames to understand them.


Applications of Functionalized Graphite Ferromagnetism Order in Graphite Graphite Interfaces Magnetic Order in Graphite Magnetic Phase Transitions Multilayer Graphene Physics of Graphite Properties of Graphite Superconductivity in Graphite Superconductivity in Layered Systems Superconductivity on Graphite Interfaces Topologically Protected Flat Bands

Editors and affiliations

  • Pablo D. Esquinazi
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Experimental Physics IIUniversity of LeipzigLeipzigGermany

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