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Establishing analogies between the physics of extra dimensions and carbon nanotubes
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Theoretical Physics.
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Theoretical Physics.
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Theoretical Physics, Theoretical Particle Physics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3525-8349
2012 (English)In: Physics Letters B, ISSN 0370-2693, Vol. 714, no 1, 44-47 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We point out a conceptual analogy between the physics of extra spatial dimensions and the physics of carbon nanotubes which arises for principle reasons, although the corresponding energy scales are at least ten orders of magnitude apart. For low energies, one can apply the Kaluza-Klein description to both types of systems, leading to two completely different but consistent interpretations of the underlying physics. In particular, we discuss in detail the Kaluza-Klein description of armchair and zig-zag carbon nanotubes. Furthermore, we describe how certain experimental results for carbon nanotubes could be re-interpreted in terms of the Kaluza-Klein description. Finally, we present ideas for new measurements that could allow to probe concepts of models with extra spatial dimensions in table-top experiments, providing further links between condensed matter and particle physics.

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Elsevier, 2012. Vol. 714, no 1, 44-47 p.
Keyword [en]
Tev, Millimeter, Hierarchy, Graphene
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Physical Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-100304DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2012.06.047ISI: 000306877400008ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84864024235OAI: diva2:543227
Swedish Research Council, 621-2011-3985EU, European Research Council, PIEF-GA-2011-297557

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