Nonlinear chiral transport in Dirac semimetals

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  • RAS - Ioffe Physico Technical Institute
  • Texas A and M University
  • University of Jyväskylä

Abstract

We study the current of chiral charge density in a Dirac semimetal with two Dirac points in momentum space, subjected to an externally applied time dependent electric field and in the presence of a magnetic field. Based on the kinetic equation approach, we find contributions to the chiral charge current that are proportional to the second power of the electric field and to the first and second powers of the magnetic field, describing the interplay of the chiral anomaly and the drift motion of electrons moving under the action of electric and magnetic fields.

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Original languageEnglish
Article number205149
Pages (from-to)1-6
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume98
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 27 Nov 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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