Heat transport in Weyl semimetals in the hydrodynamic regime
by Prof. Dmitri Gutman
at Condensed Matter Seminar
Mon, 16 Jan 2023, 11:10
Sacta-Rashi Building for Physics (54), room 207
We study heat transport in a Weyl semimetal with broken time-reversal symmetry in the hydrodynamic regime. At the neutrality point, the longitudinal heat conductivity is governed by the momentum relaxation (elastic) time, while longitudinal electric conductivity is controlled by the inelastic scattering time. In the hydrodynamic regime this leads to a large longitudinal Lorenz ratio. As the chemical potential is tuned away from the neutrality point, the longitudinal Lorenz ratio decreases because of suppression of the heat conductivity by the Seebeck effect. The Seebeck effect (thermopower) and the open circuit heat conductivity are intertwined with the electric conductivity. The magnitude of Seebeck tensor is parametrically enhanced, compared to the non-interacting model, in a wide parameter range. While the longitudinal component of Seebeck response decreases with increasing electric anomalous Hall conductivity σxy, the transverse component depends on σxy in a non monotonous way. Via its effect on the Seebeck response, large σxy enhances the longitudinal Lorenz ratio at a finite chemical potential. At the neutrality point, the transverse heat conductivity is determined by the Wiedemann-Franz law. Increasing the distance from the neutrality point, the transverse heat conductivity is enhanced by the transverse Seebeck effect and follows its non-monotonous dependence on σxy.
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