Characteristic Fermi surface properties of V2Ga5, CoGa3, TiGa3, ZrGa3, and ZrAl3 with different tetragonal structures

Atsushi Teruya, Masataka Takeda, Ai Nakamura, Hisatomo Harima, Yoshinori Haga, Kiyoharu Uchima, Masato Hedo, Takao Nakama, Yoshichika Onuki

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To clarify the Fermi surface properties based on the dimensionality of electronic states, we grew single crystals of V2Ga5, CoGa3, TiGa3, and ZrGa3 (ZrAl3) with different tetragonal structures and carried out de Haas-van Alphen experiments, together with full-potential linearized augmented plane wave band calculations. A nearly one-dimensional plate Fermi surface is obtained in the band calculations for V2Ga5 with a flat tetragonal structure. The corresponding single crystal is of needle shape along the tetragonal [001] direction. The obtained Fermi surfaces of CoGa3 are very similar to those of Ni3Ga with the AuCu3-type cubic structure because the crystal structure of CoGa3 is nearly cubic and the corresponding single crystal is of pyramidal shape with a flat (111) plane. The Fermi surfaces of TiGa3 are also very similar to those of YCu2Si2 with the ThCr2Si2-type tetragonal structure. The cylindrical Fermi surfaces with concave and convex parts are realized in ZrGa3 and ZrAl3 with the flat Brillouin zone. The corresponding tetragonal structure is extremely long along the [001] direction.

Original languageEnglish
Article number054703
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2015 May 15
Externally publishedYes

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