The energy-loss rate of a fast particle in graphene is studied. The energy-loss rate always increases with increasing incident particle energy, which is quite unusual when compared to electron gas in normal metal. Graphene exhibits a “discriminating” behavior where there exists a low energy cut-off below which the scattering process is strictly forbidden, leading to lossless traverse of an external particle in graphene. This low energy cutoff is of the order of nearest neighbor hopping bandwidth. Our results suggest that backscattering is also absent in the external particle scattering of graphene.
Ang, Y. Sin., Zhang, C. and Kee, C. (2011). Energy-loss rate of a fast particle in graphene. Applied Physics Letters, 99 (5), 053111-1-053111-3.