Motivated by experimental studies of graphene in the quantum Hall regime, we revisit the phase diagram of a single sheet of graphene at charge neutrality. Because of spin and valley degeneracies, interactions play a crucial role in determining the nature of the ground state. We show that, generically within the Hartree-Fock approximation, in the regime of interest there is a region of coexistence between magnetic and bond orders in the phase diagram. We demonstrate this result both in continuum and lattice models, and argue that the coexistence phase naturally provides a possible explanation for unreconciled experimental observations on the quantum Hall effect in graphene.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)