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Fermiology of the Dirac type-II semimetal candidates (Ni,Zr)Te2 using de Haas–van Alphen oscillations

Show simple item record Nguyen, T. en_US Aryal, N. en_US Pokharel, Bal K. en_US HARNAGEA, LUMINITA en_US Mierstchin, D. en_US Popović, Dragana en_US Graf, D. E. en_US Shrestha, K. en_US 2022-09-01T04:36:45Z 2022-09-01T04:36:45Z 2022-08 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Physical Review B, 106(7), 075154. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2469-9969 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2469-9951 en_US
dc.identifier.uri en_US
dc.description.abstract We have investigated the Fermi surface properties of the Dirac type-II semimetal candidates (Ni,Zr)Te2 using torque magnetometry with applied fields up to 35 T. Magnetization shows clear de Haas–van Alphen (dHvA) oscillations above 20 T. The dHvA oscillations are smooth and well defined and consist of one distinct frequency (Fα∼530 T) in ZrTe2 and three (¯¯¯Fα∼72 T, ¯¯¯Fβ∼425 T, and ¯¯¯Fγ∼630 T) in NiTe2. The Berry phase ϕ was determined by constructing the Landau level fan diagram. It is found that ϕ∼ 0 and π for Fα and ¯¯¯Fβ, respectively, for ZrTe2 and NiTe2. This strongly suggests that the Dirac fermions make a dominant contribution to the transport properties of NiTe2, whereas topologically trivial fermions dominate those in ZrTe2. The presence of lighter effective mass m∗=0.13me in NiTe2 compared to m∗=0.26me in ZrTe2, where me is an electron's rest mass, further confirms the presence of Dirac fermions in NiTe2. Our density functional theory calculations find that while both systems host type-II Dirac dispersions along the out-of-plane direction, their relative positions and the natures of the dispersions are different. The Dirac cone is closer to the Fermi energy EF (∼100 meV above) in NiTe2, whereas it is far (∼500 meV) above EF for ZrTe2. This is consistent with our experimental finding of a nontrivial Berry phase and dominant contribution from lighter electrons in the quantum oscillation signal for only NiTe2. These findings suggest that the proximity of the Dirac cone to EF in topological compounds is crucial for observing the effect from Dirac quasiparticles in their electrical transport or magnetic properties. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher American Physical Society en_US
dc.subject Physics en_US
dc.subject 2022-AUG-WEEK5 en_US
dc.subject TOC-AUG-2022 en_US
dc.subject 2022 en_US
dc.title Fermiology of the Dirac type-II semimetal candidates (Ni,Zr)Te2 using de Haas–van Alphen oscillations en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.contributor.department Dept. of Physics en_US
dc.identifier.sourcetitle Physical Review B en_US
dc.publication.originofpublisher Foreign en_US

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