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Single Crystal Growth, Resistivity, and Electronic Structure of the Weyl Semimetals NbP and TaP

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Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
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Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
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Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831, USA
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Crystals 2016, 6(12), 160; https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst6120160
Received: 7 October 2016 / Revised: 23 November 2016 / Accepted: 28 November 2016 / Published: 6 December 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Correlated Electron Crystals)
We have successfully synthesized niobium monophosphide and tantalum monophosphide crystals by a chemical vapor transport technique. We report resistivity vs. temperature of both materials in the temperature range from 2 K to 300 K. We have also performed electronic structure calculations and present the band structure and density of states of these two compounds. The calculations show that both compounds are semimetals, as their conduction and valence bands overlap near the Fermi energy. View Full-Text
Keywords: phosphide; Weyl semimetal; chemical vapor transport; density functional theory; resistivity phosphide; Weyl semimetal; chemical vapor transport; density functional theory; resistivity
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Sapkota, D.; Mukherjee, R.; Mandrus, D. Single Crystal Growth, Resistivity, and Electronic Structure of the Weyl Semimetals NbP and TaP. Crystals 2016, 6, 160. https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst6120160

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Sapkota D, Mukherjee R, Mandrus D. Single Crystal Growth, Resistivity, and Electronic Structure of the Weyl Semimetals NbP and TaP. Crystals. 2016; 6(12):160. https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst6120160

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Sapkota, Deepak, Rupam Mukherjee, and David Mandrus. 2016. "Single Crystal Growth, Resistivity, and Electronic Structure of the Weyl Semimetals NbP and TaP" Crystals 6, no. 12: 160. https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst6120160

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