Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Materials Science
Physics, Astronomy, and Materials Science
First found experimentally in 2015, topological Weyl materials are desirable compounds that have garnered much interest due to their ability to conduct electricity via their surface states even though the bulk material is a semimetal. Such a candidate, Sm3HfBi5, was discovered with a flux crystal growth method, following an extensive amount of reaction syntheses. This thesis reports on the discovery, growth, structural characterization via x-ray diffraction, and magnetization measurements on Sm3HfBi5.
topological material, flux growth, Weyl semimetal, single crystal
Condensed Matter Physics
© Patrick Lambdin
Lambdin, Patrick, "Growth and Characterization of SM3HFBI5" (2023). MSU Graduate Theses. 3912.