J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 89, 055003 (2020) [2 Pages]

Large Magnetoresistance and Dirac Line Node in LaAgBi2

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Laboratory for Materials and Structures, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yokohama 226-8503, Japan

We succeeded in growing high quality single crystals of LaAgBi2, which was evidenced by the values of the residual resistivity and the residual resistivity ratio. Compared with the previous report, magnetoresistance at 2 K and 9 T doubled to 2400%. First-principles calculations revealed that LaAgBi2 had nonsymmorphic symmetry-protected “massless” Dirac nodal-line dispersions across the Fermi energy, suggesting an important contribution to the observed large magnetoresistance.

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