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Ising pairing in atomically thin superconductors

Zhang, Ding and Falson, Joseph (2021) Ising pairing in atomically thin superconductors. Nanotechnology, 32 (50). Art. No. 502003. ISSN 0957-4484. doi:10.1088/1361-6528/ac238d. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20211001-212811372

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Abstract

Ising-type pairing in atomically thin superconducting materials has emerged as a novel means of generating devices with resilience to a magnetic field applied parallel to the two-dimensional (2D) plane. In this mini-review, we canvas the state of the field by giving a historical account of 2D superconductors with strongly enhanced in-plane upper critical fields, together with the type-I and type-II Ising pairing mechanisms. We highlight the vital role of spin–orbit coupling in these superconductors and discuss other effects such as symmetry breaking, atomic thicknesses, etc. Finally, we summarize the recent theoretical proposals and highlight the open questions, such as exploring topological superconductivity in these systems and looking for more materials with Ising pairing.


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Zhang, Ding0000-0002-8334-8349
Falson, Joseph0000-0003-3183-9864
Additional Information:© 2021 IOP Publishing Ltd. Received 21 April 2021; Revised 2 August 2021; Accepted 3 September 2021; Published 23 September 2021. We thank Guangtong Liu, Yong Xu for kindly sharing their data. DZ acknowledges funding provided by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China (2017YFA0302902, 2017YFA0304600); the National Natural Science Foundation of China (grant No. 11 922 409, 11 790 311); the Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Future Chips (ICFC). JF acknowledges funding provided by the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter, an NSF Physics Frontiers Center (NSF Grant PHY-1733907). Data availability statement: The data that support the findings of this study are available upon reasonable request from the authors.
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Funding AgencyGrant Number
Ministry of Science and Technology (Taipei)2017YFA0302902
Ministry of Science and Technology (Taipei)2017YFA0304600
National Natural Science Foundation of China11922409
National Natural Science Foundation of China11790311
Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Future ChipsUNSPECIFIED
Institute for Quantum Information and Matter (IQIM)UNSPECIFIED
NSFPHY-1733907
Subject Keywords:two-dimensional materials, low-dimensional superconductivity, upper critical field, topological superconductivity, Ising superconductivity
Issue or Number:50
DOI:10.1088/1361-6528/ac238d
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20211001-212811372
Persistent URL:https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20211001-212811372
Official Citation:Ding Zhang and Joseph Falson 2021 Nanotechnology 32 502003
Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:111161
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:04 Oct 2021 17:48
Last Modified:29 Oct 2021 23:23

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