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The modern semiclassical theory of a Bloch electron in a magnetic field now encompasses the orbital magnetic moment and the geometric phase. These two notions are encoded in the Bohr-Sommerfeld quantization condition as a phase ($\lambda$) that is subleading in powers of the field; $\lambda$ is measurable in the phase offset of the de-Haas-van-Alphen oscillation, as well as of fixed-bias oscillations of the differential conductance in tunneling spectroscopy. In some solids and for certain field orientations, $\lambda/\pi$ are robustly integer-valued owing to the symmetry of the extremal orbit, i.e., they are the topological invariants of magnetotransport. Our comprehensive symmetry analysis identifies solids in any (magnetic) space group for which $\lambda$ is a topological invariant, as well as identifies the symmetry-enforced degeneracy of Landau levels. The analysis is simplified by our formulation of ten (and only ten) symmetry classes for closed, Fermi-surface orbits. Case studies are discussed for graphene, transition metal dichalchogenides, 3D Weyl and Dirac metals, and crystalline and $\Z_2$ topological insulators. Finally, I will discuss extensions of the quantization condition to incorporate quantum tunneling between orbits, known as magnetic breakdown.

\n\nSPEAKER:Aris Alexandradinata, Yale

190 ESB

false## Special ICMT Seminar: Modern semiclassical theory of magnetic oscillations and breakdown

Speaker |
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Aris Alexandradinata, Yale |
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Date: | 12/4/2017 |

Time: | 12 p.m. |

Location: | 190 ESB |

Sponsor: | Institute for Condensed Matter Physics |

Event Type: | Seminar/Symposium |

The modern semiclassical theory of a Bloch electron in a magnetic field now encompasses the orbital magnetic moment and the geometric phase. These two notions are encoded in the Bohr-Sommerfeld quantization condition as a phase ($\lambda$) that is subleading in powers of the field; $\lambda$ is measurable in the phase offset of the de-Haas-van-Alphen oscillation, as well as of fixed-bias oscillations of the differential conductance in tunneling spectroscopy. In some solids and for certain field orientations, $\lambda/\pi$ are robustly integer-valued owing to the symmetry of the extremal orbit, i.e., they are the topological invariants of magnetotransport. Our comprehensive symmetry analysis identifies solids in any (magnetic) space group for which $\lambda$ is a topological invariant, as well as identifies the symmetry-enforced degeneracy of Landau levels. The analysis is simplified by our formulation of ten (and only ten) symmetry classes for closed, Fermi-surface orbits. Case studies are discussed for graphene, transition metal dichalchogenides, 3D Weyl and Dirac metals, and crystalline and $\Z_2$ topological insulators. Finally, I will discuss extensions of the quantization condition to incorporate quantum tunneling between orbits, known as magnetic breakdown. |

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