Weyl semimetal (WSM) can be classified into type-I, which respects Lorentz symmetry, and type-II, which does not. In a type-II WSM, the Weyl cone exhibits strong tilting so that the Weyl point appears as the contact point between an electron pocket and a hole pocket in the Fermi surface. Recently we have predicted the layered transition-metal dichalcogenides MoTe2 as the material candidate of type-II WSM . Soon after our prediction, MoTe2 has been verified as the first type-II WSM by ARPES experiments from several independent groups [2-7].
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