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Title: Linear magnetoresistance in the low-field limit in density-wave materials

Abstract

The magnetoresistance (MR) of a material is typically insensitive to reversing the applied field direction and varies quadratically with magnetic field in the low-field limit. Quantum effects, unusual topological band structures, and inhomogeneities that lead to wandering current paths can induce a cross-over from quadratic to linear MR with increasing magnetic field. Here we explore a series of metallic charge- and spin-density-wave systems that exhibit extremely large positive linear MR. By contrast to other linear MR mechanisms, this effect remains robust down to miniscule magnetic fields of tens of Oersted at low temperature. We frame an explanation of this phenomenon in a semiclassical narrative for a broad category of materials with partially gapped Fermi surfaces due to density waves.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [5];  [5];  [6];  [7];  [8];  [2]
  1. Okinawa Inst. of Science and Technology Graduate Univ., Onna (Japan)
  2. California Inst. of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA (United States). Division of Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy
  3. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Materials Science and Technology Division
  4. Okinawa Inst. of Science and Technology Graduate Univ., Onna (Japan); Univ. of the Ryukyus, Nishihara (Japan). Faculty of Science
  5. Univ. of the Ryukyus, Nishihara (Japan). Faculty of Science
  6. National High Magnetic Field Lab., Tallahassee, FL (United States)
  7. National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA (United States)
  8. Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States). The James Franck Inst. Dept. of Physics
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Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); California Inst. of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA (United States); National High Magnetic Field Lab., Tallahassee, FL (United States); Univ. of the Ryukyus, Nishihara (Japan)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22); National Science Foundation (NSF); Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
OSTI Identifier:
1542203
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725; DMR-1606858; DMR-1157490; JP18H043298; JP17K05547; JP16K05453
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 116; Journal Issue: 23; Journal ID: ISSN 0027-8424
Publisher:
National Academy of Sciences
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; linear magnetoresistance; density-wave materials; Fermi surface

Citation Formats

Feng, Yejun, Wang, Yishu, Silevitch, D. M., Yan, J. -Q., Kobayashi, Riki, Hedo, Masato, Nakama, Takao, Ōnuki, Yoshichika, Suslov, A. V., Mihaila, B., Littlewood, P. B., and Rosenbaum, T. F. Linear magnetoresistance in the low-field limit in density-wave materials. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1073/pnas.1820092116.
Feng, Yejun, Wang, Yishu, Silevitch, D. M., Yan, J. -Q., Kobayashi, Riki, Hedo, Masato, Nakama, Takao, Ōnuki, Yoshichika, Suslov, A. V., Mihaila, B., Littlewood, P. B., & Rosenbaum, T. F. Linear magnetoresistance in the low-field limit in density-wave materials. United States. doi:10.1073/pnas.1820092116.
Feng, Yejun, Wang, Yishu, Silevitch, D. M., Yan, J. -Q., Kobayashi, Riki, Hedo, Masato, Nakama, Takao, Ōnuki, Yoshichika, Suslov, A. V., Mihaila, B., Littlewood, P. B., and Rosenbaum, T. F. Thu . "Linear magnetoresistance in the low-field limit in density-wave materials". United States. doi:10.1073/pnas.1820092116. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1542203.
@article{osti_1542203,
title = {Linear magnetoresistance in the low-field limit in density-wave materials},
author = {Feng, Yejun and Wang, Yishu and Silevitch, D. M. and Yan, J. -Q. and Kobayashi, Riki and Hedo, Masato and Nakama, Takao and Ōnuki, Yoshichika and Suslov, A. V. and Mihaila, B. and Littlewood, P. B. and Rosenbaum, T. F.},
abstractNote = {The magnetoresistance (MR) of a material is typically insensitive to reversing the applied field direction and varies quadratically with magnetic field in the low-field limit. Quantum effects, unusual topological band structures, and inhomogeneities that lead to wandering current paths can induce a cross-over from quadratic to linear MR with increasing magnetic field. Here we explore a series of metallic charge- and spin-density-wave systems that exhibit extremely large positive linear MR. By contrast to other linear MR mechanisms, this effect remains robust down to miniscule magnetic fields of tens of Oersted at low temperature. We frame an explanation of this phenomenon in a semiclassical narrative for a broad category of materials with partially gapped Fermi surfaces due to density waves.},
doi = {10.1073/pnas.1820092116},
journal = {Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
number = 23,
volume = 116,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {4}
}

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