Yangkun He, Johannes Kroder, Jacob Gayles, Chenguang Fu, Yu Pan, Walter Schnelle, Claudia Felser, and Gerhard H. Fecher
Applied Physics Letters, Appl. Phys. Lett. 117, 052409 (2020); https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0018229
The Berry phase understanding of electronic properties has attracted special interest in condensed matter physics, leading to phenomena such as the anomalous Hall effect and the topological Hall effect. A non-vanishing Berry phase, induced in momentum space by the band structure or in real space by a non-coplanar spin structure, is the origin of both effects. Here, we report a sign conversion of the anomalous Hall effect and a large topological Hall effect in (Cr0.9B0.1)Te single crystals. The spin reorientation from an easy-axis structure at high temperature to an easy-cone structure below 140 K leads to conversion of the Berry curvature, which influences both, anomalous and topological, Hall effects in the presence of an applied magnetic field and current. We compare and summarize the topological Hall effect in four categories with different mechanisms and have a discussion into the possible artificial fake effect of the topological Hall effect in polycrystalline samples, which provides a deep understanding of the relation between the spin structure and Hall properties.