Dynamics of sliding and loading bilayer graphene
Sliding and loading bilayer graphene is investigated using the Tight Binding method. We develop interaction-distance dependent tight binding parameter functions to allow for the calculation of band structure for different interacting distances. We investigate the band structures of sliding graphene and loading bilayer graphene, in which case the latter consists of varying interlayer distances between monolayers. We show that based on developed parameter models, band splittings can be seen to emerge in the band structures, which follow different patterns for different sliding directions. As expected we con rm that for varying vertical interlayer distances, monolayer graphene band structure is the limit for both AA and AB stacking con gurations. By applying a quadratic energy model to the curvature of the band structures in the vicinity of the K-point for AB stacking con guration we predict the effective mass of electrons and holes in bilayer graphene, and electrons in monolayer graphene. We also show the pattern of change of effective mass with respect to changing interlayer distance, and try to investigate where our prescribed quadractic energy model breaks down, as we approach the limit of the monolayer band structure.