Fermi surface of IrTe2 in the valence-bond state as determined by quantum oscillations

S. F. Blake, M. D. Watson, A. McCollam, S. Kasahara, R. D. Johnson, A. Narayanan, G. L. Pascut, K. Haule, V. Kiryukhin, T. Yamashita, D. Watanabe, T. Shibauchi, Y. Matsuda, A. I. Coldea

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We report the observation of the de Haas-van Alphen effect in IrTe2 measured using torque magnetometry at low temperatures down to 0.4 K and in high magnetic fields up to 33 T. IrTe2 undergoes a major structural transition around ∼283(1)K due to the formation of planes of Ir and Te dimers that cut diagonally through the lattice planes, with its electronic structure predicted to change significantly from a layered system with predominantly three-dimensional character to a tilted quasi-two-dimensional Fermi surface. Quantum oscillations provide direct confirmation of this unusual tilted Fermi surface and also reveal very light quasiparticle masses (less than 1me), with no significant enhancement due to electronic correlations. We find good agreement between the angular dependence of the observed and calculated de Haas-van Alphen frequencies, taking into account the contribution of different structural domains that form while cooling IrTe2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number121105
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number12
StatePublished - Mar 15 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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