Quantized spin currents in two-dimensional chiral magnets

F. D.M. Haldane, Daniel P. Arovas

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Two-dimensional quantum magnets in which reflection and time-reversal symmetries are broken may be classified by integers which reflect the topology of the ground state. An analogy with the quantum Hall effect exists: these integers are Chern numbers which describe a quantized spin current response to an inhomogeneous external magnetic field. Implications for spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4223-4225
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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