Complex geometrical phases in quantum materials probed by transport

04/20/2021 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): 
Professor Hiro Nakamura

Professor Hiro Nakamura

Department of Physics

University of Arkansas

Host: Seo

Title: Complex geometrical phases in quantum materials probed by transport

Abstract: Recent advances in condensed matter physics brought the phase part of wavefunction in the forefront, as exemplified by the Berry phase in graphene. However, experimentally probing complex phases in a momentum space is not easy. In this talk, we present how advanced transport techniques such as quantum interference and planer Hall effect could shed light on higher-order and/or anisotropic quantum phases in solids. We show recent application of these techniques to three-dimensional (3D) topological antiperovskites, which points to a unique spin/pseudospin texture in this material [1,2]. Preliminary results from a 2D material with distinct spin texture (few-layer WSe2) also showcase an impact of different anisotropy of such phase patterns.

1. H. Nakamura et al., Nature Comm. 11, 1161 (2020).
2. D. Huang, H. Nakamura, and H. Takagi, arXiv:2101.05512 (2021)

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