Hydrodynamic theory of thermoelectric transport and negative magnetoresistance in Weyl semimetals
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CitationLucas, Andrew, Richard A. Davison, and Subir Sachdev. 2016. “Hydrodynamic Theory of Thermoelectric Transport and Negative Magnetoresistance in Weyl Semimetals.” Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 113 (34) (August 10): 9463–9468. doi:10.1073/pnas.1608881113.
AbstractWe present a theory of thermoelectric transport in weakly disordered Weyl semimetals where the electron-electron scattering time is faster than the electron-impurity scattering time. Our hydrodynamic theory consists of relativistic fluids at each Weyl node, coupled together by perturbatively small inter-valley scattering, and long-range Coulomb interactions. The conductivity matrix of our theory is Onsager reciprocal and positive-semidefinite. In addition to the usual axial anomaly, we account for the effects of a distinct, axial-gravitational anomaly expected to be present in Weyl semimetals. Negative thermal magnetoresistance is a sharp, experimentally accessible signature of this axial-gravitational anomaly, even beyond the hydrodynamic limit.
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