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Graphene unlocks dispersion of topological polaritons

Heterostructure of graphene and biaxial van der Waals crystal supports a species of plasmon-phonon-polaritons whose isofrequency dispersion contour can be manipulated while experiencing a topological transition.

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Fig. 1: Schematics and isofrequency contours of the hybrid plasmon-phonon-polaritons.


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Menabde, S.G., Jang, M.S. Graphene unlocks dispersion of topological polaritons. Nat. Nanotechnol. 17, 903–904 (2022).

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