Electron-hole pairing with nonzero momentum in a graphene bilayer

D. K. Efimkin, Yu E. Lozovik

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

13 Citations (Scopus)


Electron-hole pairing due to the Coulomb interaction in the system of two graphene sheets has been considered. The critical transition temperature has been determined as a function of both the distance between the electron and hole Fermi lines and the triangular distortion of their spectrum. It has been shown that when the distance between Fermi lines is longer than a critical value, the temperature of the transition to a state with nonzero momentum of Cooper pairs (Fulde-Ferrell-Larkin-Ovchinnikov (FFLO) state) is higher than the temperature of the transition to the Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer state. The Josephson effect for the FFLO state has been analyzed, which is due to the tunneling of charge carriers between the graphene sheets. It has been shown that the spatial structure of the order parameter of the system in this state can be reconstructed, i.e., the FFLO state can be identified from the dependence of the tunneling current on the magnetic field parallel to the graphene sheets. Other experimental methods for studying the phase diagram of the system have been discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)880-886
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2011
Externally publishedYes

Cite this