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Weyl magnons in pyrochlore antiferromagnets with all-in- all-out orders
Date : Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 10:30 - 11:30 Place : Seminar Room 5 (A615), 6th Floor, ISSP Lecturer : Dr. Wenxing Nie Affiliation : Sichuan University, China Committee Chair : Masaki Oshikawa (63275)

In this talk, I will introduce our recent work about the investigation of novel topological magnon band crossings in pyrochlore antiferromagnets with all-in- all-out (AIAO) magnetic order. I will show that by the combination of general symmetry analysis and spin-wave theory, we find that pyrochlore materials with AIAO orders can host Weyl magnons under external magnetic fields or uniaxial strains. Under a small magnetic field, the magnon bands of the pyrochlore with AIAO background can feature two opposite-charged Weyl points, which is the minimal number of Weyl points realizable in quantum materials and has not be experimentally observed so far.
We further show that breathing pyrochlores with AIAO orders can exhibit Weyl magnons upon uniaxial strains. These findings apply to any pyrochlore material supporting AIAO orders, irrespective of the forms of interactions. Specifically, we show that the Weyl magnons are robust against direct (positive) Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interactions. Because of the ubiquitous AIAO orders in pyrochlore magnets including R2Ir2O7, and experimentally achievable external strain and magnetic field, our predictions provide promising arena to witness the Weyl magnons in quantum magnets.

Ref: S-K. Jian and W.-X. Nie, arXiv: 1708.02948

(Published on: Friday March 9th, 2018)