Time-reversal-breaking topological phases in antiferromagnetic Sr2FeOsO6 films

Xiao Yu Dong, Sudipta Kanungo, Binghai Yan, Chao Xing Liu

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In this work, we studied time-reversal-breaking topological phases as a result of the interplay between antiferromagnetism and inverted band structures in antiferromagnetic double perovskite transition-metal Sr2FeOsO6 films. By combining the first-principles calculations and analytical models, we demonstrate that the quantum anomalous Hall phase and chiral topological superconducting phase can be realized in this system. We find that to achieve time-reversal-breaking topological phases in antiferromagnetic materials, it is essential to break the combined symmetry of time reversal and inversion, which generally exists in antiferromagnetic structures. As a result, we can utilize an external electric gate voltage to induce the phase transition between topological phases and trivial phases, thus providing an electrically controllable topological platform for future transport experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number245135
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number24
StatePublished - Dec 27 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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