Weyl semimetal phase in solid-solution narrow-gap semiconductors

Daichi Kurebayashi, Kentaro Nomura

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We theoretically investigate ferromagnetic ordering in magnetically doped solid-solution narrow-gap semiconductors with the strong spin-orbit interaction such as Cr-doped Bi2(SexTe1-x)3. We compute the spontaneous magnetization of impurities and itinerant electrons, and estimate the critical temperature as a function of the concentration of magnetic dopants and the strength of the spin-orbit interaction. It is found that the critical temperature is proportional to the concentration of dopants and enhanced with the strong spin-orbit interaction. It is also found that the ferromagnetic transition could make the system turn to the Weyl semimetal which possesses a pair of Weyl points separating in the momentum space.

Original languageEnglish
Article number063709
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 15 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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