Temperature-Induced Lifshitz Transition inWTe2

Yun Wu, Na Hyun Jo, Masayuki Ochi, Lunan Huang, Daixiang Mou, Sergey L. Bud'ko, P. C. Canfield, Nandini Trivedi, Ryotaro Arita, Adam Kaminski
2015 Physical Review Letters  
We use ultra-high resolution, tunable, VUV laser-based, angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) and temperature and field dependent resistivity and thermoelectric power (TEP) measurements to study the electronic properties of WTe2, a compound that manifests exceptionally large, temperature dependent magnetoresistance. The temperature dependence of the TEP shows a change of slope at T=175 K and the Kohler rule breaks down above 70-140 K range. The Fermi surface consists of two electron
more » ... sts of two electron pockets and two pairs of hole pockets along the X-Gamma-X direction. Upon increase of temperature from 40K, the hole pockets gradually sink below the chemical potential. Like BaFe2As2, WTe2 has clear and substantial changes in its Fermi surface driven by modest changes in temperature. In WTe2, this leads to a rare example of temperature induced Lifshitz transition, associated with the complete disappearance of the hole pockets. These dramatic changes of the electronic structure naturally explain unusual features of the transport data.
doi:10.1103/physrevlett.115.166602 pmid:26550889 fatcat:e5zpmgqsofaujkpz22p247hy5y