We propose a novel approach to achieve giant AHE in materials with flat bands (FBs). FBs are accompanied by small electronic bandwidths, which consequently increases the momentum separation (K) within pair of Weyl points and thus the integrated Berry curvature. Starting from a simple model with a single pair of Weyl nodes, we demonstrated the increase of K and AHE by decreasing bandwidth. It is further expanded to a realistic pyrochlore lattice model with characteristic double degenerated FBs, where we discovered a giant AHE while maximizing the K with nearly vanishing band dispersion of FBs. We identify that such model system can be realized in both pyrochlore and spinel compounds based on first-principles calculations, validating our theoretical model and providing a feasible platform for experimental exploration.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Sep 27 2020|