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Title: Probing lattice dynamics and electron-phonon coupling in the topological nodal-line semimetal ZrSiS

Abstract

Topological materials provide an exclusive platform to study the dynamics of relativistic particles in table-top experiments and offer the possibility of wide-scale technological applications. ZrSiS is a newly discovered topological nodal-line semimetal and has drawn enormous interests. In this paper, we have investigated the lattice dynamics and electron-phonon interaction in single-crystalline ZrSiS using Raman spectroscopy. Polarization and angle-resolved Raman data have been analyzed using crystal symmetries and theoretically calculated atomic vibrational patterns along with phonon dispersion spectra. Wavelength- and temperature-dependent measurements show the complex interplay of electron and phonon degrees of freedom, resulting in resonant phonon and quasielastic electron scattering through interband transition. Our high-pressure Raman studies reveal vibrational anomalies, which are the signature of structural phase transitions. Further investigations through high-pressure synchrotron x-ray diffraction clearly show pressure-induced structural transitions and coexistence of multiple phases, which also indicate possible electronic topological transitions in ZrSiS. Lastly, this study not only provides the fundamental information on the phonon subsystem, but also sheds some light in understanding the topological nodal-line phase in ZrSiS and other isostructural systems.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [4];  [1]
  1. Saha Inst. of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata (India)
  2. Center for High Pressure Science and Technology Advanced Research, Shanghai (China)
  3. Indian Inst. of Technology Kharagpur (India)
  4. Bose Inst., Kolkata (India)
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Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1435831
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 97; Journal Issue: 9; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
ENGLISH
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; lattice dynamics; phonons; pressure effects; structural properties; topological matters; semimetals; Raman spectroscopy; X-ray diffraction

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Singha, Ratnadwip, Samanta, Sudeshna, Chatterjee, Swastika, Pariari, Arnab, Majumdar, Dipanwita, Satpati, Biswarup, Wang, Lin, Singha, Achintya, and Mandal, Prabhat. Probing lattice dynamics and electron-phonon coupling in the topological nodal-line semimetal ZrSiS. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.97.094112.
Singha, Ratnadwip, Samanta, Sudeshna, Chatterjee, Swastika, Pariari, Arnab, Majumdar, Dipanwita, Satpati, Biswarup, Wang, Lin, Singha, Achintya, & Mandal, Prabhat. Probing lattice dynamics and electron-phonon coupling in the topological nodal-line semimetal ZrSiS. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.97.094112.
Singha, Ratnadwip, Samanta, Sudeshna, Chatterjee, Swastika, Pariari, Arnab, Majumdar, Dipanwita, Satpati, Biswarup, Wang, Lin, Singha, Achintya, and Mandal, Prabhat. Wed . "Probing lattice dynamics and electron-phonon coupling in the topological nodal-line semimetal ZrSiS". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.97.094112. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1435831.
@article{osti_1435831,
title = {Probing lattice dynamics and electron-phonon coupling in the topological nodal-line semimetal ZrSiS},
author = {Singha, Ratnadwip and Samanta, Sudeshna and Chatterjee, Swastika and Pariari, Arnab and Majumdar, Dipanwita and Satpati, Biswarup and Wang, Lin and Singha, Achintya and Mandal, Prabhat},
abstractNote = {Topological materials provide an exclusive platform to study the dynamics of relativistic particles in table-top experiments and offer the possibility of wide-scale technological applications. ZrSiS is a newly discovered topological nodal-line semimetal and has drawn enormous interests. In this paper, we have investigated the lattice dynamics and electron-phonon interaction in single-crystalline ZrSiS using Raman spectroscopy. Polarization and angle-resolved Raman data have been analyzed using crystal symmetries and theoretically calculated atomic vibrational patterns along with phonon dispersion spectra. Wavelength- and temperature-dependent measurements show the complex interplay of electron and phonon degrees of freedom, resulting in resonant phonon and quasielastic electron scattering through interband transition. Our high-pressure Raman studies reveal vibrational anomalies, which are the signature of structural phase transitions. Further investigations through high-pressure synchrotron x-ray diffraction clearly show pressure-induced structural transitions and coexistence of multiple phases, which also indicate possible electronic topological transitions in ZrSiS. Lastly, this study not only provides the fundamental information on the phonon subsystem, but also sheds some light in understanding the topological nodal-line phase in ZrSiS and other isostructural systems.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevB.97.094112},
journal = {Physical Review B},
issn = {2469-9950},
number = 9,
volume = 97,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {3}
}

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