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  • High Resolution Polar Kerr Effect Studies of CsV_{3}Sb_{5}: Tests for Time-Reversal Symmetry Breaking below the Charge-Order Transition. Physical review letters Saykin, D. R., Farhang, C., Kountz, E. D., Chen, D., Ortiz, B. R., Shekhar, C., Felser, C., Wilson, S. D., Thomale, R., Xia, J., Kapitulnik, A. 2023; 131 (1): 016901


    We report high resolution polar Kerr effect measurements on CsV_{3}Sb_{5} single crystals in search of signatures of spontaneous time-reversal symmetry breaking below the charge-order transition at T^{*}≈94  K. Utilizing two different versions of zero-area loop Sagnac interferometers operating at 1550 nm wavelength, each with the fundamental attribute that without a time-reversal symmetry breaking sample at its path, the interferometer is perfectly reciprocal, we find no observable Kerr effect to within the noise floor limit of the apparatus at 30 nanoradians. Simultaneous coherent reflection ratio measurements confirm the sharpness of the charge-order transition in the same optical volume as the Kerr measurements. At finite magnetic field we observe a sharp onset of a diamagnetic shift in the Kerr signal at T^{*}, which persists down to the lowest temperature without change in trend. Since 1550 nm is an energy that was shown to capture all features of the optical properties of the material that interact with the charge-order transition, we are led to conclude that it is highly unlikely that time-reversal symmetry is broken in the charge ordered state in CsV_{3}Sb_{5}.

    View details for DOI 10.1103/PhysRevLett.131.016901

    View details for PubMedID 37478434

  • Interplay between magnetism and superconductivity in UTe2 PHYSICAL REVIEW B Wei, D. S., Saykin, D., Miller, O. Y., Ran, S., Saha, S. R., Agterberg, D. F., Schmalian, J., Butch, N. P., Paglione, J., Kapitulnik, A. 2022; 105 (2)
  • Phase diagram of a flexible two-dimensional material PHYSICAL REVIEW RESEARCH Saykin, D. R., Kachorovskii, V., Burmistrov, I. S. 2020; 2 (4)
  • Absolute Poisson's ratio and the bending rigidity exponent of a crystalline two-dimensional membrane ANNALS OF PHYSICS Saykin, D. R., Gornyi, I., Kachorovskii, V., Burmistrov, I. S. 2020; 414
  • Landau levels with magnetic tunneling in a Weyl semimetal and magnetoconductance of a ballistic p-n junction PHYSICAL REVIEW B Saykin, D. R., Tikhonov, K. S., Rodionov, Y. I. 2018; 97 (4)