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Chin. Phys. B, 2016, Vol. 25(11): 117105    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/25/11/117105
Special Issue: TOPICAL REVIEW — Topological electronic states
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Quantum transport properties of the three-dimensional Dirac semimetal Cd3As2 single crystals

Lan-Po He(何兰坡)1, Shi-Yan Li(李世燕)1,2
1 State Key Laboratory of Surface Physics, Department of Physics, and Laboratory of Advanced Materials, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China;
2 Collaborative Innovation Center of Advanced Microstructures, Nanjing 210093, China

The discovery of the three-dimensional Dirac semimetals have expanded the family of topological materials, and attracted massive attentions in recent few years. In this short review, we briefly overview the quantum transport properties of a well-studied three-dimensional Dirac semimetal, Cd3As2. These unusual transport phenomena include the unexpected ultra-high charge mobility, large linear magnetoresistivity, remarkable Shubnikov-de Hass oscillations, and the evolution of the nontrivial Berry's phase. These quantum transport properties not only reflect the novel electronic structure of Dirac semimetals, but also give the possibilities for their future device applications.

Keywords:  three-dimensional Dirac semimetal      linear magnetoresistance      Shubnikov-de Hass oscillations      Berry'      s phase  
Received:  04 September 2016      Revised:  20 October 2016      Accepted manuscript online: 
PACS:  71.20.-b (Electron density of states and band structure of crystalline solids)  
  71.55.Ak (Metals, semimetals, and alloys)  
  71.70.Di (Landau levels)  
  72.15.Gd (Galvanomagnetic and other magnetotransport effects)  

Project supported by the National Basic Research Program of China (Grant Nos. 2012CB821402 and 2015CB921401), the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Program for Professor of Special Appointment (Eastern Scholar) at Shanghai Institutions of Higher Learning, and STCSM of China (Grant No. 15XD1500200).

Corresponding Authors:  Shi-Yan Li     E-mail:

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Lan-Po He(何兰坡), Shi-Yan Li(李世燕) Quantum transport properties of the three-dimensional Dirac semimetal Cd3As2 single crystals 2016 Chin. Phys. B 25 117105

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