Topological properties of the chiral magnetic effect in multi-Weyl semimetals

Tomoya Hayata, Yuta Kikuchi, Yuya Tanizaki

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We compute the chiral magnetic effect (CME) in multi-Weyl semimetals (multi-WSMs) based on the chiral kinetic theory. Multi-WSMs are WSMs with multiple monopole charges that have nonlinear and anisotropic dispersion relations near the Weyl points, and we need to extend the conventional computation of the CME in WSMs with linear dispersion relations. The topological properties of the CME in multi-WSMs are investigated in detail for not only static magnetic fields but also time-dependent (dynamic) ones. We propose an experimental setup to measure the multiple monopole charge via the topological nature hidden in the dynamic CME.

Original languageEnglish
Article number085112
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Aug 8
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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