Quantum oscillations with angular dependence in PdTe2single crystals

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The layered transition-metal dichalcogenide PdTe2 has been discovered to possess bulk Dirac points as well as topological surface states. By measuring the magnetization (up to 7 T) and magnetic torque (up to 35 T) in single crystalline PdTe2, we observe distinct de Haas-van Alphen (dHvA) oscillations. Eight frequencies are identified with H||c, with two low frequencies (F α = 8 T and F β = 117 T) dominating the spectrum. The effective masses obtained by fitting the Lifshitz-Kosevich (LK) equation to the data are mα∗=0.059m0 and mβ∗=0.067m0 where m 0 is the free electron mass. The corresponding Landau fan diagrams allow the determination of the Berry phase for these oscillations resulting in values of ∼0.67π for the 3D α band (hole-type) (down to the 1st Landau level) and ∼0.23π-0.73π for the 3D β band (electron-type) (down to the 3rd Landau level). By investigating the angular dependence of the dHvA oscillations, we find that the frequencies and the corresponding Berry phase (ΦB) vary with the field direction, with a ΦB ∼ 0 when H is 10°-30° away from the ab plane for both α and β bands. The multiple band nature of PdTe2 is further confirmed from Hall effect measurements.

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Journal of Physics Condensed Matter

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