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Title: Anisotropic positive linear and sub-linear magnetoresistivity in the cubic type-II Dirac metal Pd3In7

We report a transport study on Pd3In7which displays multiple Dirac type-II nodes in its electronic dispersion. Pd3In7is characterized by low residual resistivities and high mobilities, which are consistent with Dirac-like quasiparticles. For an applied magnetic field (μ0H) having a non-zero component along the electrical current, we find a large, positive, and linear inμ0Hlongitudinal magnetoresistivity (LMR). The sign of the LMR and its linear dependence deviate from the behavior reported for the chiral-anomaly-driven LMR in Weyl semimetals. Interestingly, such anomalous LMR is consistent with predictions for the role of the anomaly in type-II Weyl semimetals. In contrast, the transverse or conventional magnetoresistivity (CMR for electric fieldsEμ0H) is large and positive, increasing by 103−104% as a function ofμ0Hwhile following an anomalous, angle-dependent power law$${\rho }_{{{{\rm{xx}}}}}\propto {({\mu }_{0}H)}^{n}$$ρxx(μ0H)nwithn(θ) ≤ 1. The order of magnitude of the CMR, and its anomalous power-law, is explained in terms of uncompensated electron and hole-like Fermi surfaces characterized by anisotropic carrier scattering likely due to the lack of Lorentz invariance.

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npj Quantum Materials
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National Science Foundation
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