Layered heavy-metal square-lattice compounds have recently emerged as potential Dirac fermion materials due to bonding within those sublattices. We report quantum transport and spectroscopic data on the layered Sb square-lattice material LaCuSb2. Linearly dispersing band crossings, necessary to generate Dirac fermions, are experimentally observed in the electronic band structure observed using angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy, along with a quasi-two-dimensional Fermi surface. Weak antilocalization that arises from two-dimensional transport is observed in the magnetoresistance, as well as regions of linear dependence, both of which are indicative of topologically nontrivial effects. Measurements of the Shubnikov-de Haas quantum oscillations show low effective mass electrons on the order of 0.065me, further confirming the presence of Dirac fermions in this material.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)