Type-II Ising Superconductivity in Two-Dimensional Materials with Spin-Orbit Coupling

Chong Wang, Biao Lian, Xiaomi Guo, Jiahao Mao, Zetao Zhang, Ding Zhang, Bing Lin Gu, Yong Xu, Wenhui Duan

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Centrosymmetric materials with spin-degenerate bands are generally considered to be trivial for spintronics and related physics. In two-dimensional (2D) materials with multiple degenerate orbitals, we find that the spin-orbit coupling can induce spin-orbital locking, generate out-of-plane Zeeman-like fields displaying opposite signs for opposing orbitals, and create novel electronic states insensitive to the in-plane magnetic field, which thus enables a new type of Ising superconductivity applicable to centrosymmetric materials. Many candidate materials are identified by high-throughput first-principles calculations. Our work enriches the physics and materials of Ising superconductivity, opening new opportunities for future research of 2D materials.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number126402
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number12
StatePublished - Sep 16 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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