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Title: Quantum transport through 3D Dirac materials

Bismuth and its alloys provide a paradigm to realize three dimensional materials whose low-energy effective theory is given by Dirac equation in 3+1 dimensions. We study the quantum transport properties of three dimensional Dirac materials within the framework of Landauer–Büttiker formalism. Charge carriers in normal metal satisfying the Schrödinger equation, can be split into four-component with appropriate matching conditions at the boundary with the three dimensional Dirac material (3DDM). We calculate the conductance and the Fano factor of an interface separating 3DDM from a normal metal, as well as the conductance through a slab of 3DDM. Under certain circumstances the 3DDM appears transparent to electrons hitting the 3DDM. We find that electrons hitting the metal-3DDM interface from metallic side can enter 3DDM in a reversed spin state as soon as their angle of incidence deviates from the direction perpendicular to interface. However the presence of a second interface completely cancels this effect.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Department of Physics, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran 11155-9161 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
  2. (CSCM), Sharif University of Technology, Tehran 1458889694 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22451195
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Annals of Physics; Journal Volume: 359; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2015 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ALLOYS; BISMUTH; BISMUTH ALLOYS; BOUNDARY CONDITIONS; CHARGE CARRIERS; DIRAC EQUATION; FANO FACTOR; SCHROEDINGER EQUATION