Sultana, Rabia and Gurjar, Ganesh and Neha, P. and Patnaik, S. and Awana, V. P. S. (2018) Hikami-Larkin-Nagaoka (HLN) Treatment of the Magneto-Conductivity of Bi2Te3 Topological Insulator. Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, 8 (31). pp. 2287-2290. ISSN 1557-1939

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We report the magneto-conductivity analysis at different temperatures under a magnetic field of up to 5 T of a well- characterized Bi2Te3 crystal. Details of crystal growth and various physical properties including high linear magneto-resistance are already reported by some of us. To elaborate upon the transport properties of Bi2Te3 crystal, the magneto-conductivity is fitted to the known Hikami-Larkin-Nagaoka (HLN) equation and it is found that the conduction mechanism is dominated by both surface-driven weak anti-localization (WAL) and the bulk weak localization (WL) states. The value of HLN equation coefficient (alpha) signifying the type of localization (WL, WAL or both WL and WAL) falls within the range of - 0.5 to - 1.5. In our case, the low-field (+/- 0.25 T) fitting of studied crystal exhibited a value of alpha close to - 0.86 for studied temperatures of up to 50 K, indicating both WAL and WL contributions. The phase coherence length (l (phi) ) is found to decrease from 98.266 to 40.314 nm with increasing temperature. Summarily, the short letter reports the fact that bulk Bi2Te3 follows the HLN equation and quantitative analysis of the same facilitates to know the quality of studied crystal in terms of WAL to WL contributions and thus the surface to bulk conduction ratio.

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