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Temperature-independent band structure of WTe2 as observed from angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy

Thirupathaiah, S and Jha, Rajveer and Pal, Banabir and Matias, JS and Das, Kumar P and Vobornik, I and Ribeiro, RA and Sarma, DD (2017) Temperature-independent band structure of WTe2 as observed from angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy. In: PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 96 (16).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.96.165149


Extremely large magnetoresistance (XMR), observed in transition-metal dichalcogenides, WTe2, has attracted recently a great deal of research interest as it shows no sign of saturation up to a magnetic field as high as 60 T, in addition to the presence of type-II Weyl fermions. Currently, there is a great deal of discussion on the role of band structure changes in the temperature-dependent XMR in this compound. In this contribution, we study the band structure of WTe2 using angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy and first-principles calculations to demonstrate that the temperature-dependent band structure has no substantial effect on the temperature-dependent XMR, as our measurements do not show band structure changes upon increasing the sample temperature between 20 and 130 K. We further observe an electronlike surface state, dispersing in such a way that it connects the top of bulk holelike band to the bottom of bulk electronlike band. Interestingly, similarly to bulk states, the surface state is also mostly intact with the sample temperature. Our results provide valuable information in shaping the mechanism of temperature-dependent XMR in WTe2.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the AMER PHYSICAL SOC, ONE PHYSICS ELLIPSE, COLLEGE PK, MD 20740-3844 USA
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2017 09:25
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2019 06:37
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/58457

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