We report the growth, characterization and magneto-transport study of Antimony crystal at low temperature and high magnetic field. The Antimony crystal is synthesized by controlled heating and cooling of the Antimony granules. The single-phase formation of Antimony crystal is confirmed by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) and its Rietveld refinement analysis. XRD on cleaved crystal shows the preferred orientation along (003) direction. The zero-field resistivity shows the signature of electron-phonon scattering and electron-electron scattering at higher and lower temperature regimes respectively. Antimony exhibits the semimetallic nature like Bismuth and Arsenic and shows a large magnetoresistance (MR) at low temperature and high magnetic field. Here, we explain the conditions responsible for the field induced behavior.

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