Exceptional magnetoresistance in Weyl semimetal TaP

P. Kumar, Sudesh, S. Patnaik

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The recent discovery of Dirac and Weyl semimetals (WSM) promises novel transport properties with exceptional magneto-resistance. We have grown high quality single crystals of one of the candidate compound TaP using iodine vapour transport method. We further carried out magnetotransport measurement in temperature regime 5 K to 300 K. The residual resistivity ratio (RRR) is around 11, implying high quality of our single crystal. TaP exhibits linear magneto-resistance 2.31×104 % at 5 K and 125 % at room temperature in a magnetic field of 6 T. Our results imply TaP is a confirmed Weyl semimetal and that can host elusive Majorana fermions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDAE Solid State Physics Symposium 2018
EditorsArup Biswas, Veerendra K. Sharma, S. M. Yusuf
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735418516
StatePublished - 11 Jul 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event63rd DAE Solid State Physics Symposium 2018, DAE-SSPS 2018 - Hisar, Haryana, India
Duration: 18 Dec 201822 Dec 2018

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Conference63rd DAE Solid State Physics Symposium 2018, DAE-SSPS 2018
CityHisar, Haryana

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