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Condensed Matter Seminars
| Condensed Matter
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Physics Building, Room 313
[Host: Gia-Wei Chern]
University of Utah
"Geometric theory of nonlocal transport in metals"
I will discuss the topological and geometric aspects of optical
and transport phenomena in metals with nontrivial band geometry, and outline
the full theory of linear-in-q contribution to the non-local conductivity in
a disordered metal. Physical applications of the theory include the natural
optical activity of metals and the dynamic chiral magnetic effect, as well
as the kinetic magnetoelectric effect/the current-induced magnetization in
metallic systems. The theory is similar in spirit to the one of the
anomalous Hall effect in metals, and can be used for the analysis of the
typical optical and transport measurements (e.g. Faraday rotation,
current-induced magnetization) in the THz frequency range.
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