Physics Colloquium: Prof. Dr. Johannes Knolle - Anomalous Quantum Oscillations in Metals and Insulators
Technical University of Munich
Quantum oscillation phenomena describe the periodic variation of thermodynamic and transport properties of materials as a function of magnetic field. Since their discovery in 1930, their observation is commonly assumed to be a definite sign for the presence of a Fermi surface (FS) in a metal. Indeed, the effect forms the basis of a well-established experimental procedure for accurately measuring FS topology and geometry of metallic systems.
In this talk, I will discuss recent developments which challenge the canonical description of quantum oscillations. I will first review our work on quantum oscillations in insulators. Next, I will discuss the possibility of sharp quantum oscillation frequencies in metals which do not correspond to Fermi surface orbits and the effect of strong electron interactions.
Finally, I will present experimental results confirming our theoretical predictions and discuss the broader implications of anomalous quantum oscillations.
Time & Location
May 05, 2023 | 03:00 PM c.t.
Lecture Hall A (1.3.14)
- electron interactions
- Fermi surface
- Johannes Knolle
- magnetic field
- quantum oscillations
- sharp quantum oscillation frequencies
- TU Munich