Magnetic control of topological metals and semimetals


Event details

Date 10.03.2023
Speaker Prof. Andrew Boothroyd University of Oxford
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language French, English

Topological metals and semimetals exhibit exceptional transport behaviour due to the existence of low energy quasiparticles which resemble relativistic fermions. A particular interest is to identify materials in which the topology of the electrons can be controlled by magnetic order or magnetic fields. In this talk, I will give a general introduction to the field of topological electronic bands and then discuss how magnetic structures can couple to electronic band topology, drawing examples from very recent studies on several intermetallic compounds, including candidates for Weyl semimetals and axion insulators. I especially wish to highlight the strengths of scattering experiments using advanced neutron and synchrotron radiation techniques for probing important aspects of the magnetic structures.