# [QE-users] the reason of linear band structure

Zara Nosh z.nrbsh at gmail.com
Fri May 18 09:43:26 CEST 2018

Dear experts,

My question is about the reason of appearance the linear dispersion in the
band structure of graphene and other Dirac materials and also some other
materials like phosphorene.

Does it have any well-defined reason? Or maybe it is something accidental!

In graphene, the linear band arises by the \pi bonding between the
half-filled p_z orbitals. Is \Pi bonding the reason of linear dispersion in
other materials, too?

Best regards,
Zahra Nourbakhsh
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