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Detailed Study Of The Fermi Surfaces Of The Type-ii Dirac Semimetallic Candidates Xte2 (x=pd,pt)

Title: Detailed Study Of The Fermi Surfaces Of The Type-ii Dirac Semimetallic Candidates Xte2 (x=pd,pt).
Name(s): Zheng, W., author
Schonemann, R., author
Aryal, N., author
Zhou, Q., author
Rhodes, D., author
Chiu, Y.-C., author
Chen, K.-W., author
Kampert, E., author
Foerster, T., author
Martin, T. J., author
McCandless, G. T., author
Chan, J. Y., author
Manousakis, E., author
Balicas, L., author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Journal Article
Journal Article
Date Issued: 2018-06-29
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: We present a detailed quantum oscillatory study on the Dirac type-II semimetallic candidates PdTe2 and PtTe2 via the temperature and the angular dependence of the de Haas-van Alphen and Shubnikov-de Haas effects. In high-quality single crystals of both compounds, i.e., displaying carrier mobilities between 10(3) and 10(4) cm(2)/Vs, we observed a large nonsaturating magnetoresistivity which in PtTe2 at a temperature T = 1.3 K leads to an increase in the resistivity up to (5 x 10(4))% under a magnetic field mu H-0 = 62 T. These high mobilities correlate with their light effective masses in the range of 0.04 to 1 bare electron mass according to our measurements. For PdTe2 the experimentally determined Fermi surface cross-sectional areas show excellent agreement with those resulting from band structure calculations. Surprisingly, this is not the case for PtTe2, whose agreement between calculations and experiments is relatively poor even when electronic correlations are included in the calculations. Therefore, our study provides strong support for the existence of a Dirac type-II node in PdTe2 and probably also for PtTe2. Band structure calculations indicate that the topologically nontrivial bands of PtTe2 do not cross the Fermi level epsilon(F). In contrast, for PdTe2 the Dirac type-II cone does intersect Bp, although our calculations also indicate that the associated cyclotron orbit on the Fermi surface is located in a distinct k(z) plane with respect to that of the Dirac type-II node. Therefore, it should yield a trivial Berry phase.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_wos_000436907600002 (IID), 10.1103/PhysRevB.97.235154 (DOI)
Keywords: magnetoresistance, pdte2, ptte2, van-alphen
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Physical Review B.
Issue: iss. 23, vol. 97

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Zheng, W., Schonemann, R., Aryal, N., Zhou, Q., Rhodes, D., Chiu, Y. -C., … Balicas, L. (2018). Detailed Study Of The Fermi Surfaces Of The Type-ii Dirac Semimetallic Candidates Xte2 (x=pd,pt). Physical Review B. Retrieved from