Atomically thin superconductors advances potential of next-generation of nano-scale devices

06/03/2015 - 00:00

A research group at Tohoku University has succeeded in fabricating an atomically thin, high-temperature superconductor film with a superconducting transition temperature (Tc) of up to 60 K (-213°C). The team, led by Prof. Takashi Takahashi (WPI-AIMR) and Asst. Prof. Kosuke Nakayama (Dept. of Physics), also established the method to control/tune theTc.

This finding not only provides an ideal platform for investigating the mechanism of superconductivity in the two-dimensional system, but also paves the way for the development of next-generation nano-scale superconducting devices.


Ref:  High-temperature superconductivity in potassium-coated multilayer FeSe thin films. Nature Materials (2015) DOI:10.1038/nmat4302