Topological semimetals

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Topological semimetals and metals have emerged as a new frontier in the field of quantum materials. Novel macroscopic quantum phenomena they exhibit are not only of fundamental interest, but may hold some potential for technological applications.

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Figure 2: Type-I and type-II Weyl nodes.
Figure 3: Origin of the chiral anomaly.

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Burkov, A. Topological semimetals. Nature Mater 15, 1145–1148 (2016) doi:10.1038/nmat4788

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