topological-semimetals

Universal higher-order bulk-boundary correspondence of triple nodal points

Triple nodal points are degeneracies of energy bands in momentum space at which three Hamiltonian eigenstates coalesce at a single eigenenergy. For spinless particles, the stability of a triple nodal point requires two ingredients: rotation symmetry …

Non-Abelian topology reveals a relation between triple points and nodal links

Electron band structures, which describe the energy-momentum relation for electrons in solids, can exhibit robust crossings called "nodes". Such nodes famously occur in graphene or in Weyl semimetals, and often facilitate special transport phenomena, such as the decrease of resistivity of Weyl semimetals in applied parallel magnetic field.

From triple-point materials to multiband nodal links

We study a class of topological materials which in their momentum-space band structure exhibit threefold degeneracies known as triple points. Focusing specifically on $\mathcal{PT}$-symmetric crystalline solids with negligible spin-orbit coupling, we …

Non-Abelian reciprocal braiding of Weyl nodes and its manifestations in ZrTe

Weyl semimetals in three-dimensional crystals provide the paradigm example of topologically protected band nodes. It is usually taken for granted that a pair of colliding Weyl points annihilate whenever they carry opposite chiral charge. In stark …

Alice strings in non-Hermitian systems

An Alice string is a topological defect with a very peculiar feature. When a defect with a monopole charge encircles an Alice string, the monopole charge changes sign. In this paper, we generalize this notion to the momentum space of periodic media …

Non-Abelian topology of nodal-line rings in $\mathcal{PT}$-symmetric systems

Nodal lines inside the momentum space of three-dimensional crystalline solids are topologically stabilized by a $\pi$-flux of Berry phase. Nodal-line rings in $\mathcal{PT}$-symmetric systems with negligible spin-orbit coupling (here described as …

Non-Abelian band topology in noninteracting metals

Weyl points in three spatial dimensions are characterized by a Z-valued charge—the Chern number—which makes them stable against a wide range of perturbations. A set of Weyl points can mutually annihilate only if their net charge vanishes, a property …

Three-dimensional chiral lattice fermion in Floquet systems

We show that the Nielsen-Ninomiya no-go theorem still holds on a Floquet lattice: there is an equal number of right-handed and left-handed Weyl points in a three-dimensional Floquet lattice. However, in the adiabatic limit, where the time evolution …

Conversion rules for Weyl points and nodal lines in topological media

According to a widely held paradigm, a pair of Weyl points with opposite chirality mutually annihilate when brought together. In contrast, we show that such a process is strictly forbidden for Weyl points related by a mirror symmetry, provided that …

Robust doubly charged nodal lines and nodal surfaces in centrosymmetric systems

Weyl points in three spatial dimensions are characterized by a Z-valued charge—the Chern number—which makes them stable against a wide range of perturbations. A set of Weyl points can mutually annihilate only if their net charge vanishes, a property …