, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 369-376
Date: 07 Dec 2011

Quadratic Dispersion and Damping Processes of π Plasmon in Monolayer Graphene on Pt(111)

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High-resolution electron energy-loss spectroscopy has been used to study the π plasmon in monolayer graphene grown on Pt(111). A quadratic dispersion has been observed, in contrast to the linear dispersion reported for monolayer graphene grown on SiC(0001) and in agreement with recent experiments on graphene/Ni(111). Despite the weak interaction of the monolayer graphene with the Pt(111) surface, our results indicate that the screening by the underlying metal substrate strongly influences both the dispersion relation and the damping processes of the plasmon mode of π electrons.