Shubnikov-de Haas oscillations in the bulk Rashba semiconductor BiTeI

C. Bell, M. S. Bahramy, H. Murakawa, J. G. Checkelsky, R. Arita, Y. Kaneko, Y. Onose, M. Tokunaga, Y. Kohama, N. Nagaosa, Y. Tokura, H. Y. Hwang

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Bulk magnetoresistance quantum oscillations are observed in high quality single crystal samples of BiTeI. This compound shows an extremely large internal spin-orbit coupling, associated with the polarity of the alternating Bi, Te, and I layers perpendicular to the c axis. The corresponding areas of the inner and outer Fermi surfaces around the A point show good agreement with theoretical calculations, demonstrating that the intrinsic bulk Rashba-type splitting is nearly 360 meV, comparable to the largest spin-orbit coupling generated in heterostructures and at surfaces.

Original languageEnglish
Article number081109
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Feb 28
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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