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Intercalation tailors superconductors

Making monolayer superconductors creates interesting effects, but often decreases the transition temperature compared to 3D materials. Instead, intercalating molecules into a layered superconductor tailors the superconductivity with fewer trade-offs.

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Fig. 1: Tailored Ising superconductivity in the transition metal dichalcogenide NbSe2 via intercalation.

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