Quantum atmospherics for materials diagnosis

Qing Dong Jiang, Frank Wilczek

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Symmetry-breaking states of matter can transmit symmetry breaking to nearby atoms or molecular complexes, perturbing their spectra. We calculate one such effect, involving the "axion electrodynamics" relevant to topological insulators, quantitatively, and identify a signature for T violating superconductivity. We provide an operator framework whereby effects of this kind can be analyzed systematically.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number201104
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number20
StatePublished - May 10 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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