New paper about iridates

The frustrated magnet Nd2Ir2O7, where strong correlations together with spin-orbit coupling play a crucial role, is predicted to be a Weyl semimetal and to host topological pairs of bulk Dirac-like valleys. Here we use an external magnetic field to manipulate the localized rare-earth 4f moments coupled to the 5d electronic bands. Low-energy optical spectroscopy reveals that a field of only a few teslas suffices to create charge-compensating pockets of holes and electrons in different regions of momentum space, thus introducing a valley population shift that can be tuned with the field.

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