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Title: Weyl nodes and magnetostructural instability in antiperovskite Mn3ZnC

Abstract

The room temperature ferromagnetic phase of the cubic antiperovskite Mn3ZnC is suggested from first-principles calculation to be a nodal line Weyl semimetal. Features in the electronic structure that are the hallmark of a nodal line Weyl state—a large density of linear band crossings near the Fermi level—can also be interpreted as signatures of a structural and/or magnetic instability. Indeed, it is known that Mn3ZnC undergoes transitions upon cooling from a paramagnetic to a cubic ferromagnetic state under ambient conditions and then further into a noncollinear ferrimagnetic tetragonal phase at a temperature between 250 K and 200 K. The existence of Weyl nodes and their destruction via structural and magnetic ordering are likely to be relevant to a range of magnetostructurally coupled materials.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, CA (United States)
  2. Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, CA (United States); Chalmers Univ. of Technology, Göteborg (Sweden)
  3. Princeton Univ., NJ (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Advanced Photon Source (APS)
Sponsoring Org.:
National Science Foundation (NSF); Princeton Center for Complex Materials, a Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC); USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES); IRES: Cooperative for Advanced Materials in Energy-Related Applications; Chalmers University of Technology
OSTI Identifier:
1599424
Grant/Contract Number:  
DMR1710638; DMR 1420541; DMR 1720256; CNS 1725797; AC02-06CH11357; NSF-OISE 1827034; DGE-1650114
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
APL Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 7; Journal Issue: 12; Journal ID: ISSN 2166-532X
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
ENGLISH
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

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Teicher, S. M. L., Svenningsson, I. K., Schoop, L. M., and Seshadri, R. Weyl nodes and magnetostructural instability in antiperovskite Mn3ZnC. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5129689.
Teicher, S. M. L., Svenningsson, I. K., Schoop, L. M., & Seshadri, R. Weyl nodes and magnetostructural instability in antiperovskite Mn3ZnC. United States. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5129689
Teicher, S. M. L., Svenningsson, I. K., Schoop, L. M., and Seshadri, R. Thu . "Weyl nodes and magnetostructural instability in antiperovskite Mn3ZnC". United States. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5129689. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1599424.
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title = {Weyl nodes and magnetostructural instability in antiperovskite Mn3ZnC},
author = {Teicher, S. M. L. and Svenningsson, I. K. and Schoop, L. M. and Seshadri, R.},
abstractNote = {The room temperature ferromagnetic phase of the cubic antiperovskite Mn3ZnC is suggested from first-principles calculation to be a nodal line Weyl semimetal. Features in the electronic structure that are the hallmark of a nodal line Weyl state—a large density of linear band crossings near the Fermi level—can also be interpreted as signatures of a structural and/or magnetic instability. Indeed, it is known that Mn3ZnC undergoes transitions upon cooling from a paramagnetic to a cubic ferromagnetic state under ambient conditions and then further into a noncollinear ferrimagnetic tetragonal phase at a temperature between 250 K and 200 K. The existence of Weyl nodes and their destruction via structural and magnetic ordering are likely to be relevant to a range of magnetostructurally coupled materials.},
doi = {10.1063/1.5129689},
journal = {APL Materials},
number = 12,
volume = 7,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {12}
}

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