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Frequency-resolved multifold fermions in the chiral topological semimetal CoSi

Xu, B.; Fang, Z.; Sánchez-Martínez, M. A.; Venderbos, J. W. F.; Ni, Z.; Qiu, T.; Manna, K.; Wang, K.; Paglione, J.; Bernhard, C.; ...
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  • Published: 04 May 2020
Abstract
We report the optical conductivity in the linear-response regime of the chiral topological semimetal CoSi, predicted to host elusive topological quasiparticles known as multifold fermions. We find that the optical response is separated into several distinct regions as a function of frequency, each dominated by different types of quasiparticles. The low-frequency response is captured by a narrow Drude peak that broadens strongly with increasing temperature from 10 K to 300 K and is dominated by a high-mobility electron pocket near a double Weyl fermion at the $R$ point. At high frequencies, we observe a sharp peak at 0.56 eV. Using tight-binding calculations, we ...
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free text keywords: Condensed Matter - Materials Science, Condensed Matter - Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics, Condensed Matter - Strongly Correlated Electrons
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GreQuE
Grenoble Quantum Engineering Doctoral Programme
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 754303
  • Funding stream: H2020 | MSCA-COFUND-DP
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EC| TOPMAT
Project
TOPMAT
Topological Materials: New Fermions, Realization of Single Crystals and their Physical Properties
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 742068
  • Funding stream: H2020 | ERC | ERC-ADG
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EC| SCHINES
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SCHINES
Spatially-Separated Chirality Inspired Networks
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 829044
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
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