The discovery of Weyl semimetals (WSMs) has fueled tremendous interest in condensed matter physics. The realization of WSMs requires the breaking of either inversion symmetry (IS) or time-reversal symmetry (TRS). WSMs can be categorized into type-I and type-II WSMs, which are characterized by untilted and strongly tilted Weyl cones, respectively. Type-I WSMs with breaking of either IS or TRS and type-II WSMs with solely broken IS have been realized experimentally, but a TRS-breaking type-II WSM still remains elusive. In this article, we report transport evidence for a TRS-breaking type-II WSM observed in the intrinsic antiferromagnetic topological insulator Mn(Bi1-xSbx)2Te4 under magnetic fields. This state is manifested by the electronic structure transition caused by the spin-flop transition. The transition results in an intrinsic anomalous Hall effect and negative c-axis longitudinal magnetoresistance attributable to the chiral anomaly in the ferromagnetic phases of lightly hole-doped samples. Our results establish a promising platform for exploring the underlying physics of the long-sought, ideal TRS-breaking type-II WSM.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)