• Bannies, J.; Razzoli, E.; Michiardi, M.; Kung, H.H.; Elfimov, I.S.; Yao, M.; Fedorov, A.; Fink, J.; Jozwiak, C.; Bostwick, A.; Rotenberg, E.; Damascelli, A.; Felser, C.: Extremely large magnetoresistance from electron-hole compensation in the nodal-loop semimetal ZrP2. Physical Review B 103 (2021), p. 155144/1-8

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Several early transition metal dipnictides (TMDPs) have been found to host topological semimetal states and exhibit large magnetoresistance (MR). In this paper, we use angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) and magnetotransport to study the electronic properties of a TMDP ZrP2. We find that ZrP2 exhibits an extremely large and unsaturated MR of up to 40 000% at 2 K, which originates from an almost perfect electron-hole (e-h) compensation. Our band structure calculations further show that ZrP2 hosts a topological nodal loop in proximity to the Fermi level. Based on the ARPES measurements, we confirm the results of our calculations and determine the surface band structure. This paper establishes ZrP2 as a platform to investigate near-perfect e-h compensation and its interplay with topological band structures.