Local characterization and engineering of proximitized correlated states in graphene/NbSe2 vertical heterostructures

Zhiming Zhang, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Brian J. Leroy

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Abstract

Using a van der Waals (vdW) vertical heterostructure consisting of monolayer graphene, monolayer hBN and NbSe2, we have performed local characterization of induced correlated states in different configurations. At a temperature of 4.6 K, we have shown that both superconductivity and charge density waves can be induced in graphene from NbSe2 by proximity effects. By applying a vertical magnetic field, we imaged the Abrikosov vortex lattice and extracted the coherence length for the proximitized superconducting graphene. We further show that the induced correlated states can be completely blocked by adding a monolayer hBN between the graphene and the NbSe2, which demonstrates the importance of the tunnel barrier and surface conditions between the normal metal and superconductor for the proximity effect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number085429
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume102
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 15 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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