Materials science has had a profound historical impact on humanity since the advent of the Iron and Bronze ages. Presently, materials scientists are intrigued by a class of materials known as quantum materials, whose electronic or magnetic behavior cannot be explained by classical physics. Discoveries in the field of quantum materials are followed by a surge of research to uncover new physics or quantum information in science. In a new report now published on Science, A. Devarakonda and a team of scientists in physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University and the Riken Center for Emergent Matter Science in the U.S. and Japan reported the synthesis of a highly interesting novel quantum material.

The construct may allow physicists to study obscure quantum effects that have hitherto remained unknown. In this study, the team developed a bulk superlattice containing the transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) superconductor 2H-niobium disulfide (2H-NbS2, 2H phase) to generate enhanced two-dimensional (2-D), high-electronic quality and clean-limit inorganic superconductivity.

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