Non-perturbative field theoretical aspects of graphene and related systems


  • Juan Angel Casimiro Olivares Instituto de Física y Matemáticas, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo
  • Ana Julia Mizher Instituto de Física Teórica, U. Estadual Paulista
  • Alfredo Raya Instituto de Física y Matemáticas, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo



Quantum field theoretical, electromagnetic fields, constraining fermions


In this article, we review the dynamics of charge carriers in graphene and related 2D systems from a quantum field theoretical point of view. By allowing the electromagnetic fields to propagate throughout space and constraining fermions to move on a 2D manifold, the effective theory of such systems becomes a non-local version of quantum electrodynamics (QED) dubbed in literature pseudo or reduced QED. We review some aspects of the theory assuming the coupling arbitrary in strength. In particular, we focus on the chiral symmetry breaking scenarios and the analytical structure of the fermion propagator in vacuum and under the influence of external agents like a heat bath, in the presence of a Chern-Simons term, anisotropy and in curved space. We briefly discuss the major advances and some new results on this field.


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How to Cite

J. A. Casimiro Olivares, A. J. Mizher, and A. Raya, “Non-perturbative field theoretical aspects of graphene and related systems”, Rev. Mex. Fís., vol. 68, no. 4 Jul-Aug, pp. 040101 1–, Jun. 2022.