Carrier balance and linear magnetoresistance in type-II Weyl semimetal WTe2

Xing Chen Pan, Yiming Pan, Juan Jiang, Huakun Zuo, Huimei Liu, Xuliang Chen, Zhongxia Wei, Shuai Zhang, Zhihe Wang, Xiangang Wan, Zhaorong Yang, Donglai Feng, Zhengcai Xia, Liang Li, Fengqi Song, Baigeng Wang, Yuheng Zhang, Guanghou Wang

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Unsaturated magnetoresistance (MR) has been reported in type-II Weyl semimetal WTe2, manifested as a perfect compensation of opposite carriers. We report linear MR (LMR) in WTe2 crystals, the onset of which was identified by constructing the MR mobility spectra for weak fields. The LMR further increased and became dominant for fields stronger than 20 T, while the parabolic MR gradually decayed. The LMR was also observed in high-pressure conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number127203
JournalFrontiers of Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jun 1


  • WTe
  • carrier balance
  • linear magnetoresistance
  • type-II Weyl semimetal


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