4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Location: SLC 1.102
Dr. Pallab Goswami, Florida State University
The linear magnetoelectric effect is an intriguing phenomenon with potential technological applications. Usually this effect is considered for insulating states of matter. In this talk, I will discuss our recent work on the magnetoelectric effect in topological Weyl semimetals. The simplest form of Weyl semimetal possesses a pair of two component , linearly dispersing fermions of opposite chirality. The band touching points act as the (anti)monopoles of Berry curvature and lead to a large, space and time dependent linear magnetoelectric coupling. This coupling is responsible for many anomalous, chiral transport properties. I will discuss the experimental consequences and potential applications of the anomalous transport quantities for some promising candidate materials.
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