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By John E. Proctor, Daniel Melendrez Armada, Aravind Vijayaraghavan

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3 for the formal derivation of the Dirac-like Hamiltonian matrix. 3) that the use of the relativistic Dirac equation to describe the behaviour of the electrons near to the K point is not a direct consequence of the high velocity of electrons in this region. It is a consequence of the linearity of the dispersion relation in this region, not its actual gradient. Despite this, it is noteworthy that graphene does allow the study of relativistic phenomena (chiral tunnelling, zitterbewegung, Berry’s phase, Klein paradox), otherwise not accessible in a tabletop laboratory experiment as a result of the tight-binding Hamiltonian and the Dirac equation being mathematically identical.

In addition to diamond, there are many other systems in nature involving sp3-bonding. 8 sp3 -hybridized orbitals in carbon, incorporated into the diamond lattice. 28 An Introduction to Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes also exhibits sp3-bonding (where the hybridized orbitals are formed from the Ψ(3s) and Ψ(3p) atomic orbitals). Most readers will have been motivated to read this book by the myriad of potential applications for sp2-bonded carbon (graphene), but it is worthwhile to reflect on the diverse panoply of applications which have existed for sp3-bonded carbon for many decades.

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