Electronic and magnetic properties of the topological semimetal candidate NdSbTe

Krishna Pandey, Rabindra Basnet, Aaron Wegner, Gokul Acharya, Md Rafique Un Nabi, Jiangwei Liu, Jian Wang, Y. K. Takahashi, Bo Da, Jin Hu

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ZrSiS-type materials represent a large material family with unusual coexistence of topological nonsymmorphic Dirac fermions and nodal-line fermions. As a special group of ZrSiS family, LnSbTe (Ln=lanthaniderare-earth) compounds provide a unique opportunity to explore new quantum phases due to the intrinsic magnetism induced by Ln. Here we report the single-crystal growth and characterization of NdSbTe, a previously unexplored LnSbTe compound. NdSbTe has an antiferromagnetic ground state with field-driven metamagnetic transitions similar to other known LnSbTe, but exhibits distinct enhanced electronic correlations characterized by large a Sommerfeld coefficient of 115mJ/molK2, which is the highest among the known LnSbTe compounds. Furthermore, our transport studies have revealed the coupling with magnetism and signatures of Kondo localization. All these findings establish NdSbTe as a platform for observing phenomena arising from the interplay between magnetism, topology, and electron correlations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number235161
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jun 15


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