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Transport, refraction, and interface arcs in junctions of Weyl semimetals

Buccheri, F., Egger, R. & De Martino, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-3656-0419 (2022). Transport, refraction, and interface arcs in junctions of Weyl semimetals. Physical Review B, 106(4), article number 045413. doi: 10.1103/physrevb.106.045413


We study the low-energy single-electron transport across a junction of two magnetic Weyl semimetals, in which the anisotropy axes are tilted one respect to the other. Using a two-band model with a potential step, we compute the transmission factor for normal and Klein tunneling and the refraction properties of the interface as a function of the tilt angle. We show that the interface acts as a beam splitter, separating electrons with different chiralities. We also characterize interface states, only appearing for finite tilt angle, which connect the projection of the Fermi surfaces on the two sides of the junction, and we discuss transport effects due to their interplay with Fermi arcs.

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Additional Information: © 2022 American Physical Society.
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Departments: School of Science & Technology > Mathematics
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