D.Bonilla, E. Muñoz, R. Soto-Garrido. «Thermo-magneto-electric transport through a torsion dislocation in a type I Weyl Semimetal». Nanomaterials 11, 2972 (2021), https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11112972.
We study electronic and thermoelectric transport in a type I Weyl semimetal nanojunction, with a torsional dislocation defect, in the presence of an external magnetic field parallel to the dislocation axis. The defect is modeled in a cylindrical geometry, as a combination of a gauge field accounting for torsional strain, and a delta-potential barrier for the lattice mismatch effect. In the Landauer formalism, we find that due to the combination of strain and magnetic field, the electric current exhibits chiral valley-polarization, and the conductance displays the signature of Landau levels. We also compute the thermal transport coefficients, where a high thermopower and a large figure of merit are predicted for the junction.