Enhanced Superconductivity in Monolayer Td-MoTe2. Academic Article uri icon


  • Crystalline two-dimensional (2D) superconductors (SCs) with low carrier density are an exciting new class of materials in which electrostatic gating can tune superconductivity, electronic interactions play a prominent role, and electrical transport properties may directly reflect the topology of the Fermi surface. Here, we report the dramatic enhancement of superconductivity with decreasing thickness in semimetallic Td-MoTe2, with critical temperature (Tc) increasing up to 7.6 K for monolayers, a 60-fold increase with respect to the bulk Tc. We show that monolayers possess a similar electronic structure and density of states (DOS) as the bulk, implying that electronic interactions play a strong role in the enhanced superconductivity. Reflecting the low carrier density, the critical temperature, magnetic field, and current density are all tunable by an applied gate voltage. The response to high in-plane magnetic fields is distinct from that of other 2D SCs and reflects the canted spin texture of the electron pockets.

published proceedings

  • Nano Lett

altmetric score

  • 1.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Rhodes, D. A., Jindal, A., Yuan, N., Jung, Y., Antony, A., Wang, H., ... Hone, J

citation count

  • 8

complete list of authors

  • Rhodes, Daniel A||Jindal, Apoorv||Yuan, Noah FQ||Jung, Younghun||Antony, Abhinandan||Wang, Hua||Kim, Bumho||Chiu, Yu-Che||Taniguchi, Takashi||Watanabe, Kenji||Barmak, Katayun||Balicas, Luis||Dean, Cory R||Qian, Xiaofeng||Fu, Liang||Pasupathy, Abhay N||Hone, James

publication date

  • March 2021