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Dissolution of topological Fermi arcs in a dirty Weyl semimetal
Stockholm University, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita).
Number of Authors: 3
2017 (English)In: Physical Review B, ISSN 2469-9950, E-ISSN 2469-9969, Vol. 96, no 20, 201401Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Weyl semimetals (WSMs) have recently attracted a great deal of attention as they provide a condensed matter realization of chiral anomaly, feature topologically protected Fermi arc surface states, and sustain sharp chiral Weyl quasiparticles up to a critical disorder at which a continuous quantum phase transition (QPT) drives the system into a metallic phase. We here numerically demonstrate that with increasing strength of disorder, the Fermi arc gradually loses its sharpness, and close to the WSM-metal QPT it completely dissolves into the metallic bath of the bulk. The predicted topological nature of the WSM-metal QPT and the resulting bulk-boundary correspondence across this transition can be directly observed in angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) and Fourier transformed scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) measurements by following the continuous deformation of the Fermi arcs with increasing disorder in recently discovered Weyl materials.

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2017. Vol. 96, no 20, 201401
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-149996DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.96.201401ISI: 000414318000002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-149996DiVA: diva2:1168715
Available from: 2017-12-21 Created: 2017-12-21 Last updated: 2017-12-21Bibliographically approved

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