Interlayer interactions in two-dimensional systems: Second-order effects causing ABAB stacking of layers in graphite

Kazunari Yoshizawa, Takashi Kato, Tokio Yamabe

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Abstract

The role of second-order perturbations in interlayer interactions of two-dimensional electronic systems is examined. The general features of interlayer interactions are deduced from a simple two-layer model. The preferred motion is discussed specifically for the stacking of layers in graphite, using a transition-density analysis for extended systems. The well-known ABAB stacking of layers in graphite is proposed to be a consequence of orbital interactions between layers rather than of generally accepted van der Waals forces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2099-2105
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume105
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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