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Generation of strain-induced pseudo-magnetic field in a doped type-II Weyl semimetal

Kamboj, Suman and Rana, Partha Sarathi and Sirohi, Anshu and Vasdev, Aastha and Mandal, Manasi and Marik, Sourav and Singh, Ravi Prakash and Das, Tanmoy and Sheet, Goutam (2019) Generation of strain-induced pseudo-magnetic field in a doped type-II Weyl semimetal. In: PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 100 (11).

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Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.100.115105


In Weyl semimetals, there is an intriguing possibility of realizing a pseudo-magnetic field in the presence of small strain due to certain special cases of static deformations. This pseudo-magnetic field can be large enough to form quantized Landau levels and thus become observable in Weyl semimetals. In this paper we experimentally show the emergence of a pseudo-magnetic field (similar to 3 T) by scanning tunneling spectroscopy on the doped Weyl semimetal Re-MoTe2, where distinct Landau-level oscillations in the tunneling conductance are clearly resolved. The crystal lattice is intrinsically strained where large area scanning tunneling microscopy imaging of the surface reveals differently strained domains where atomic scale deformations exist forming topographic ripples with varying periodicity in the real space. The effect of the pseudo-magnetic field is clearly resolved in areas under maximum strain.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: copyright for this article belongs to AMER PHYSICAL SOC
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2019 07:19
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2019 07:19
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/63631

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