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Visualizing topological Fermi-arcs and Weyl node connectivity in the ferromagnetic Weyl semimetal Co3Sn2S2 
 
Tue, Oct 01, 2019,   04:00 PM at Seminar Hall 32, 2nd floor, Main Building

Dr. Pranab Kumar Nag
Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Abstract:

Topological “Fermi-arc” states exist on certain surfaces of Weyl semimetals. They connect the surface projection of the bulk Weyl nodes. However, the actual connectivity among them remains ambiguous in the presence of multiple pairs of surface projected Weyl nodes. In this presentation, I will discuss the classification of the ferromagnetic Co3Sn2S2 as a magnetic Weyl semimetal as well as its time reversal broken origin using Fourier-transform scanning tunneling microscopy/spectroscopy. By studying three different surface terminations we show that both the Fermi-arc connectivity as well as the Fermi-arc contour in Co3Sn2Svary with the different surface potential. While on the Sn surface we find intra-Brillouin zone connectivity, on the Co surface the Fermi-arcs connect Weyl nodes across the Brillouin zone edge. On the S termination the Fermi–arcs hybridize with non-topological bulk and thus their connectivity remain obscured.

 

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