Chiral anomaly induced negative magnetoresistance in topological Weyl semimetal NbAs

  • Yang X
  • Liu Y
  • Wang Z
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In this paper, we report the intercone transport of Weyl fermions in NbAs with external magnetic field in parallel to electric field, a quantum phenomenon known as the Adler-Bell-Jackiw anomaly. Surprisingly, the resulting negative magnetoresistance (MR) in NbAs shows significant difference from NbP. The observed low-field positive MR dip, which is missing in NbP at low temperatures, indicates that the spin-orbital coupling (SOC) is significantly stronger in NbAs than in the former. The results imply that the contribution of arsenic to SOC in TaAs and NbAs is not negligible.

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  • Xiaojun Yang

  • Yupeng Liu

  • Zhen Wang

  • Yi Zheng

  • Zhu-an Xu

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