3 years ago

Quantum Oscillations in Nodal Line Systems.

Roderich Moessner, Hui Yang, Lih-King Lim

We study signatures of magnetic quantum oscillations in three-dimensional nodal line semimetals at zero temperature. The extended nature of the degenerate bands can result in a Fermi surface geometry with topological genus one, as well as a Fermi surface of electron and hole pockets encapsulating the nodal line. Moreover, the underlying two-band model to describe a nodal line is not unique, in that there are two classes of Hamiltonian with distinct band topology giving rise to the same Fermi surface geometry. After identifying the extremal cyclotron orbits in various magnetic field directions, we study their concomitant Landau levels and resulting quantum oscillation signatures. By Landau-fan-diagram analyses we extract the non-trivial $\pi$ Berry phase signature for extremal orbits linking the nodal line.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1801.02733

DOI: arXiv:1801.02733v1

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