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  What is the Fermi energy of (undoped) graphene?

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All of the sources I have found for this online have been wildly unclear. Many use the phrase "Fermi energy" to refer to the "Fermi level" (which is emphatically not what I'm looking for; I want the Fermi energy as defined in this Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fermi_energy ). Fermi energy is always greater than zero.

Has anyone ever measured the Fermi energy of graphene? Is there any way to calculate it from known quantities, such as the Fermi velocity, which is approx. $10^6$ m/s? i.e. is there a reason why the usual formula $E_F = \tfrac{1}{2}m_e v_F^2$ wouldn't work here? I read that the Fermi energy for undoped graphene is equal to the energy at the Dirac points, but I read elsewhere that that value is less than zero, which makes no sense because, again, Fermi energy is always greater than zero.

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-05-04 11:15 (UCT), posted by SE-user Izzhov
asked May 2, 2014 in Theoretical Physics by Izzhov (20 points) [ no revision ]

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