2-7 June 2019
Simon Fraser University
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Violation of Ohm's law in a Weyl metal

Jun 6, 2019, 1:15 PM
SCP 8445.2 (Simon Fraser University)

SCP 8445.2

Simon Fraser University

Invited Speaker / Conférencier(ère) invité(e) Condensed Matter and Materials Physics / Physique de la matière condensée et matériaux (DCMMP-DPMCM) R2-6 Topological and 2D materials (graphene, etc) (DCMMP) | Matériaux topologiques et 2D (graphène, etc.) (DPMCM)


Jeehoon Kim (Pohang University of Science and Technology)


In 1827, German scientist Georg Ohm published Ohm's law of constant electrical resistance in metals. Ohm's Law is one of the unbreakable rules of experience for nearly two centuries after its discovery. It was recently discovered that Ohm's law, which never seemed to be broken, was not established in BiSb alloys. The BiSb alloy whose energy band is twisted becomes a topological metal (Weyl metal) in the absence of time reversal symmetry. When an electric field is applied in a certain direction, some of the electrons move in the direction of the electric field without resistance. The density of electrons flowing without resistance changes with the applied electric field. As a result, no current flows in a Weyl metal in proportion to the applied voltage. Therefore, the resistance changes according to the voltage, that is, the metal does not satisfy Ohm's law. In this talk, we will look closely at the meaning of Ohm's law and share information on the principles and applications of nonohmic conductance.

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Jeehoon Kim (Pohang University of Science and Technology)


Mr Dongwoo Shin (Pohang University of Science and Technology)

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