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JETP Letters

, Volume 109, Issue 11, pp 715–721 | Cite as

Nonlinear Hall Effect in Three-Dimensional Weyl and Dirac Semimetals

  • O. O. Shvetsov
  • V. D. Esin
  • A. V. Timonina
  • N. N. Kolesnikov
  • E. V. DeviatovEmail author
Condensed Matter
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Abstract

We experimentally investigate a nonlinear Hall effect for three-dimensional WTe2 and Cd3As2 single crystals, representing Weyl and Dirac semimetals, respectively. We observe finite second-harmonic Hall voltage, which depends quadratically on the longitudinal current in zero magnetic field, as it has been predicted theoretically. We demonstrate that second-harmonic Hall voltage shows odd-type dependence on the direction of the magnetic field, which is a strong argument in favor of current-magnetization effects. In contrast, one order of magnitude higher thermopower signal is independent of the magnetic field direction. Thus, the magnetic field dependence allows distinguishing the nonlinear Hall effect from a thermoelectric response.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. O. Shvetsov
    • 1
  • V. D. Esin
    • 1
  • A. V. Timonina
    • 1
  • N. N. Kolesnikov
    • 1
  • E. V. Deviatov
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Institute of Solid State Physics of the Russian Academy of SciencesChernogolovka, Moscow regionRussia

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