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Weyl Semimetals

  • Bo Wan
  • Hai-Zhou Lu
  • Xiangang WanEmail author
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Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 192)

Abstract

Currently, the topological behavior in condensed matter system is a hot topic. As a new class of topological quantum material, Weyl semimetals (WSM) have attracted extensive interest. In this Book chapter, we review the basic concepts of WSM: the semimetallic states are topologically protected, with corresponding Fermi arcs surface states. We also summarize the unique transport properties and the recent progress in this field.

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work was supported by NSFC (Grants No. 11525417, No. 51721001, and No. 11574127), Guangdong Innovative and Entrepreneurial Research Team Program (Grant No. 2016ZT06D348), the National Key R & D Program (Grant No. 2016YFA0301700), and the Science, Technology and Innovation Commission of Shenzhen Municipality (Grant No. ZDSYS20170303165926217).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, School of Physics, Collaborative Innovation Center of Advanced MicrostructuresNanjing UniversityNanjingChina
  2. 2.Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering and Department of PhysicsSouth University of Science and Technology of ChinaShenzhenChina
  3. 3.Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Quantum Science and EngineeringShenzhenChina

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