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LaAlGe and PrAlGe are members of the RAlGe series of compounds (with R a light rare-earth element), which have been shown to host Weyl fermions. By exchanging the rare-earth cation, RAlGe offers a remarkable tunability of its electronic properties thereby allowing to identify the electronic response of Weyl semimetals under varying temperature- and magnetic-field conditions. Through a comparative Al27 NMR study of LaAlGe and PrAlGe, we show that the rare-earth element can also be used to tune the NMR response of Weyl fermions in the host. In both cases, we observe unusual NMR shifts that deviate significantly from those in ordinary metals, such as Al. In LaAlGe, we report the observation of a small negative shift, strongly varying with temperature, which can be explained by a recent theory of NMR shifts invoking Weyl fermions. In PrAlGe, instead, we report a giant positive NMR shift of up to 20% at 6 K, most likely due to the transferred hyperfine field from the Pr3+4f-electron local moments. We discuss the implications of our findings on future studies of Weyl-fermion systems. © 2020 American Physical Society. Show more
Journal / seriesPhysical Review B
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PublisherAmerican Physical Society
Organisational unit03768 - Mesot, Joël François / Mesot, Joël François
169455 - Exotic matter and correlated quantum phenomena (SNF)
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