Fizika Nizkikh Temperatur: Volume 44, Number 6 (June 2018), p. 727-733    ( to contents , go back )

Oscillations of magnetization in topological line-node semimetals

G.P. Mikitik and Yu.V. Sharlai

B. Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine 47 Nauky Ave., Kharkiv 61103, Ukraine

Received December 26, 2017


We theoretically investigate the phase of the de Haas–van Alphen oscillations in topological line-node semimetals. In these semimetals the chemical potential of charge carriers can essentially depend on the magnetic field, and this dependence changes the phase of the oscillations as compared to the phase in a three-dimensional metal with a band-contact line. Our results elucidate recent experimental data on the Berry phase for certain electron orbits in ZrSiS, ZrSiTe, and ZrSiSe.

PACS: 71.20.–b Electron density of states and band structure of crystalline solids;
PACS: 75.20.–g Diamagnetism, paramagnetism, and superparamagnetism;
PACS: 71.30.+h Metal-insulator transitions and other electronic transitions.

Key words: topological line-node semimetals, de Haas–van Alphen oscillations.

Published online: April 25, 2018

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