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Chiral magnetic chemical bonds in molecular states of impurities in Weyl semimetals

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Marques, Y. [1] ; Mizobata, W. N. [1] ; Oliveira, R. S. [1] ; de Souza, M. [2] ; Figueira, M. S. [3] ; Shelykh, I. A. [4, 5] ; Seridonio, A. C. [2, 1]
Total Authors: 7
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista, UNESP, Dept Fis & Quim, BR-15385000 Ilha Solteira, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Paulista, UNESP, IGCE, Dept Fis, BR-13506900 Rio Claro, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Fluminense, Inst Fis, BR-24210340 Niteroi, RJ - Brazil
[4] ITMO Univ, St Petersburg 197101 - Russia
[5] Univ Iceland, Sci Inst, Dunhagi 3, IS-107 Reykjavik - Iceland
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: SCIENTIFIC REPORTS; v. 9, JUN 11 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0

We demonstrate that chirality of the electron scattering in Weyl semimetals leads to the formation of magnetic chemical bonds for molecular states of a pair of impurities. The effect is associated with the presence of time-reversal symmetry breaking terms in the Hamiltonian which drive a crossover from s- to p-wave scattering. The profiles of the corresponding molecular orbitals and their spin polarizations are defined by the relative orientation of the lines connecting two Weyl nodes and two impurities. The magnetic character of the molecular orbitals and their tunability open the way for using doped Weyl semimetals for spintronics and realization of qubits. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 18/09413-0 - Proposal of a Quantum Phase Transition in 3D Dirac-Weyl topological semimetals: qubit storage on the grounds of bound states in the continuum
Grantee:Antonio Carlos Ferreira Seridonio
Support type: Regular Research Grants