Quantum oscillation evidence for a topological semimetal phase in ZrSnTe

Jin Hu, Yanglin Zhu, Xin Gui, David Graf, Zhijie Tang, Weiwei Xie, Zhiqiang Mao

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The layered WHM-type (W=Zr/Hf/La, H=Si/Ge/Sn/Sb, M=S/Se/Te) materials represent a large family of topological semimetals, which provides an excellent platform to study the evolution of topological semimetal state with the fine tuning of spin-orbit coupling and structural dimensionality for various combinations of W, H, and M elements. In this work, through high field de Haas-van Alphen (dHvA) quantum oscillation studies, we have found evidence for the predicted topological nontrivial bands in ZrSnTe. Furthermore, from the angular dependence of quantum oscillation frequency, we have revealed the three-dimensional Fermi surface topologies of this layered material owing to strong interlayer coupling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number155101
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number15
StatePublished - Apr 2 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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