TOPOLOGICAL MATERIALS

Chirality meets topology

By considering the topology of chiral crystals, a new type of massless fermion, connected with giant arc-like surface states, are predicted. Such Kramers–Weyl fermions should manifest themselves in a wide variety of chiral materials.

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Fig. 1: Examples of chiral structures.
Fig. 2: Kramers–Weyl fermions.

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Shekhar, C. Chirality meets topology. Nature Mater 17, 953–954 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41563-018-0210-6

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