Room-temperature ferromagnetism in two-dimensional transition metal chalcogenides: Strategies and origin

Liang Cai, Vincent Tung, Andrew Wee

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Room-temperature (RT) ferromagnetic atomically thin transition metal chalcogenides (TMCs) provide a novel platform for discovering new physical phenomena in the two-dimensional (2D) limit and developing the next-generation spintronic applications. Recent progress in exploring the RT ferromagnetism in 2D TMCs have attracted significant interest from experimental and theoretical scientists; However, the semiconducting TMCs are non-magnetic. In parallel, the inconsistency of magnetism between density functional theory (DFT) calculations and experimental results persist in both TMC semiconductors and metals. We review the strategies for RT ferromagnetism in 2D TMC semiconductors and the origin of RT ferromagnetism in 2D TMC metals, followed by the discussion of promising future directions in the area of RT ferromagnetic 2D TMC materials.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165289
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
StatePublished - May 7 2022

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2022-05-23
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): OSR-2018-CARF/CCF-3079
Acknowledgements: Andrew T. S. Wee acknowledges the funds NRF of Singapore (grant No. R-144–000-405–281) and MOE Tier 2 grant MOE2016–T2–2-110, and St Catherine's College Oxford for his current Christensen Fellowship. Vincent Tung is indebted to the support from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) and KAUST Solar Center under Award No: OSR-2018-CARF/CCF-3079.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Chemistry
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Mechanical Engineering


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