We show that the emergent relativistic symmetry of electrons in graphene near its quantum critical point (QCP) implies a crucial importance of the Coulomb interaction. We derive scaling laws, valid near the QCP, that dictate the nontrivial magnetic and charge response of interacting graphene. Our analysis yields numerous predictions for how the Coulomb interaction will be manifested in experimental observables such as the diamagnetic response and electronic compressibility. © 2007 The American Physical Society.
Publication Source (Journal or Book title)
Physical Review Letters
Sheehy, D., & Schmalian, J. (2007). Quantum critical scaling in graphene. Physical Review Letters, 99 (22) https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.99.226803