Berry curvature on the fermi surface: anomalous Hall effect as a topological fermi-liquid property

Phys Rev Lett. 2004 Nov 12;93(20):206602. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.93.206602. Epub 2004 Nov 11.


The intrinsic anomalous Hall effect in metallic ferromagnets is shown to be controlled by Berry phases accumulated by adiabatic motion of quasiparticles on the Fermi surface, and is purely a Fermi-liquid property, not a bulk Fermi sea property like Landau diamagnetism, as has been previously supposed. Berry phases are a new topological ingredient that must be added to Landau Fermi-liquid theory in the presence of broken inversion or time-reversal symmetry.