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Title: Probing intraband excitations in ZrTe 5 : A high-pressure infrared and transport study

Abstract

Zirconium pentatetelluride, ZrTe 5, shows remarkable sensitivity to hydrostatic pressure. In this work we address the high-pressure transport and optical properties of this compound, on samples grown by flux and chemical vapor transport. The high-pressure resistivity is measured up to 2 GPa, and the infrared transmission up to 9 GPa. The dc conductivity anisotropy is determined using a microstructured sample. Together, the transport and optical measurements allow us to discern band parameters with and without the hydrostatic pressure, in particular the Fermi level, and the effective mass in the less conducting, out-of-plane direction. The results are interpreted within a simple two-band model characterized by a Dirac-type, linear in-plane band dispersion, and a parabolic out-of-plane dispersion.

Authors:
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  1. Univ. of Fribourg (Switzerland)
  2. Swiss Federal Inst. of Technology, Lausanne (Switzerland)
  3. Synchrotron SOLEIL (France)
  4. Max Planck Inst. for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden (Germany)
  5. Max Planck Inst. for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden (Germany); Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne (Switzlerland)
  6. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science Dept.
  7. Charles Univ., Prague (Czech Republic); National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Grenoble (France)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1603283
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1605627
Report Number(s):
[BNL-213665-2020-JAAM]
[Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950; PRBMDO]
Grant/Contract Number:  
[SC0012704]
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review B
Additional Journal Information:
[ Journal Volume: 101; Journal Issue: 12]; 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; Dirac semimetal; Narrow band gap systems; Infrared spectroscopy; Pressure techniques; Resistivity measurements

Citation Formats

Santos-Cottin, D., Padlewski, M., Martino, E., David, S. Ben, Le Mardelé, F., Capitani, F., Borondics, F., Bachmann, M. D., Putzke, C., Moll, P. J. W., Zhong, R. D., Gu, G. D., Berger, H., Orlita, M., Homes, C. C., Rukelj, Z., and Akrap, Ana. Probing intraband excitations in ZrTe5 : A high-pressure infrared and transport study. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.101.125205.
Santos-Cottin, D., Padlewski, M., Martino, E., David, S. Ben, Le Mardelé, F., Capitani, F., Borondics, F., Bachmann, M. D., Putzke, C., Moll, P. J. W., Zhong, R. D., Gu, G. D., Berger, H., Orlita, M., Homes, C. C., Rukelj, Z., & Akrap, Ana. Probing intraband excitations in ZrTe5 : A high-pressure infrared and transport study. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.101.125205.
Santos-Cottin, D., Padlewski, M., Martino, E., David, S. Ben, Le Mardelé, F., Capitani, F., Borondics, F., Bachmann, M. D., Putzke, C., Moll, P. J. W., Zhong, R. D., Gu, G. D., Berger, H., Orlita, M., Homes, C. C., Rukelj, Z., and Akrap, Ana. Fri . "Probing intraband excitations in ZrTe5 : A high-pressure infrared and transport study". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.101.125205.
@article{osti_1603283,
title = {Probing intraband excitations in ZrTe5 : A high-pressure infrared and transport study},
author = {Santos-Cottin, D. and Padlewski, M. and Martino, E. and David, S. Ben and Le Mardelé, F. and Capitani, F. and Borondics, F. and Bachmann, M. D. and Putzke, C. and Moll, P. J. W. and Zhong, R. D. and Gu, G. D. and Berger, H. and Orlita, M. and Homes, C. C. and Rukelj, Z. and Akrap, Ana},
abstractNote = {Zirconium pentatetelluride, ZrTe5, shows remarkable sensitivity to hydrostatic pressure. In this work we address the high-pressure transport and optical properties of this compound, on samples grown by flux and chemical vapor transport. The high-pressure resistivity is measured up to 2 GPa, and the infrared transmission up to 9 GPa. The dc conductivity anisotropy is determined using a microstructured sample. Together, the transport and optical measurements allow us to discern band parameters with and without the hydrostatic pressure, in particular the Fermi level, and the effective mass in the less conducting, out-of-plane direction. The results are interpreted within a simple two-band model characterized by a Dirac-type, linear in-plane band dispersion, and a parabolic out-of-plane dispersion.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevB.101.125205},
journal = {Physical Review B},
number = [12],
volume = [101],
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {3}
}

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