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Title: Large tunable anomalous Hall effect in the kagome antiferromagnet U 3Ru 4Al 12

Abstract

The Berry curvature in magnetic systems is attracting interest due to the potential tunability of topological features via the magnetic structure. f electrons, with their large spin-orbit coupling, abundance of noncollinear magnetic structures, and high electronic tunability, are attractive candidates to search for tunable topological properties. In this study, we measure anomalous Hall effect (AHE) in the distorted kagome heavy fermion antiferromagnet U 3 Ru 4 Al 12 . Furthermore, a large intrinsic AHE in high fields reveals the presence of a large Berry curvature. Moreover, the fields required to obtain the large Berry curvature are significantly different between B a and B a * , providing a mechanism to control the topological response in this system. Theoretical calculations illustrate that this sensitivity may be due to the heavy fermion character of the electronic structure. These results shed light on the Berry curvature of a strongly correlated band structure in magnetically frustrated heavy fermion materials but also emphasize 5 f electrons as an ideal playground for studying field-tuned topological states.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [3]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  2. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Paul Scherrer Inst., Villigen (Switzerland). Lab. for Neutron and Muon Instrumentation
  3. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States). Inst. for Materials Science
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program; USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES). Materials Sciences & Engineering Division; National Science Foundation (NSF)
OSTI Identifier:
1673366
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-19-25889
Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950
Grant/Contract Number:  
89233218CNA000001; AC52-06NA25396; DMR-16447
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 102; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; Anomalous Hall effect; antiferromagnetism; heavy-fermion systems; Kagome lattics; topological materials

Citation Formats

Asaba, T., Su, Ying, Janoschek, M., Thompson, J. D., Thomas, S. M., Bauer, E. D., Lin, Shi-Zeng, and Ronning, F. Large tunable anomalous Hall effect in the kagome antiferromagnet U3Ru4Al12. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.1103/physrevb.102.035127.
Asaba, T., Su, Ying, Janoschek, M., Thompson, J. D., Thomas, S. M., Bauer, E. D., Lin, Shi-Zeng, & Ronning, F. Large tunable anomalous Hall effect in the kagome antiferromagnet U3Ru4Al12. United States. doi:10.1103/physrevb.102.035127.
Asaba, T., Su, Ying, Janoschek, M., Thompson, J. D., Thomas, S. M., Bauer, E. D., Lin, Shi-Zeng, and Ronning, F. Thu . "Large tunable anomalous Hall effect in the kagome antiferromagnet U3Ru4Al12". United States. doi:10.1103/physrevb.102.035127.
@article{osti_1673366,
title = {Large tunable anomalous Hall effect in the kagome antiferromagnet U3Ru4Al12},
author = {Asaba, T. and Su, Ying and Janoschek, M. and Thompson, J. D. and Thomas, S. M. and Bauer, E. D. and Lin, Shi-Zeng and Ronning, F.},
abstractNote = {The Berry curvature in magnetic systems is attracting interest due to the potential tunability of topological features via the magnetic structure. f electrons, with their large spin-orbit coupling, abundance of noncollinear magnetic structures, and high electronic tunability, are attractive candidates to search for tunable topological properties. In this study, we measure anomalous Hall effect (AHE) in the distorted kagome heavy fermion antiferromagnet U3Ru4Al12. Furthermore, a large intrinsic AHE in high fields reveals the presence of a large Berry curvature. Moreover, the fields required to obtain the large Berry curvature are significantly different between B∥a and B∥a*, providing a mechanism to control the topological response in this system. Theoretical calculations illustrate that this sensitivity may be due to the heavy fermion character of the electronic structure. These results shed light on the Berry curvature of a strongly correlated band structure in magnetically frustrated heavy fermion materials but also emphasize 5f electrons as an ideal playground for studying field-tuned topological states.},
doi = {10.1103/physrevb.102.035127},
journal = {Physical Review B},
issn = {2469-9950},
number = 3,
volume = 102,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {7}
}

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