Topological currents in black phosphorus with broken inversion symmetry

Tony Low, Yongjin Jiang, Francisco Guinea

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Abstract

We examine the nature of topological currents in black phosphorus when its inversion symmetry is deliberately broken. Here, the conduction- and valence-band edges are located at the Γ point of the rectangular Brillouin zone, and they exhibit strong anisotropy along its two crystal axes. We will show below that these salient features lead to linear transverse neutral topological currents, accompanied also by nonlinear transverse charge currents at the Fermi surface. These topological currents are maximal when the in-plane electric field is applied along the zigzag crystal axes but zero along the armchair direction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number235447
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume92
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 30 2015

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