Now however, a new type of materials, the so-called Weyl semimetals
, similar to 3-D graphene, allow us to put the symmetry destructing quantum anomaly to work in everyday phenomena, such as the creation of electric current.
New classes of quantum materials are found in insulators and semimetals
that exhibit non-trivial topologies: they display a plethora of novel phenomena including: topological surface states; new Fermions such as Weyl, Dirac or Majorana; and non-collinear spin textures such as Skyrmions.
resemble topological insulators, materials that are insulating inside but allow electrons to run laps undisturbed around the surface (SN: 5/22/10, p.
Price Monte carlo calculation of electron transport in solids" Semiconductors and semimetals
The electron work function in the case of emission from metals and semimetals
that do not have an energy gap ([E.
It is frequently considered as an assemblage name for metals and semimetals
(metalloids) that have been linked with contamination and potential toxicity or ecotoxicity .
Delta-doping of semiconductors: Electronic, optical, and structural properties of materials and devices," Semiconductors and Semimetals
Browning, Overview of measurement and characterization techniques for TE materials, in Recent Trends in TE Materials Research I, Semiconductors and Semimetals